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C++ Advanced: Extended Programming Techniques for C++ Developers

In view of the increase in software complexity, many applications benefit from advanced C++ constructs; additional support is provided by modifications and extensions of the current C++ standard.

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You make efficient use of templates and exceptions. You have extensive knowledge of the Standard Template Library (STL). You implement advanced object-oriented concepts and designs with C++, even in combination with C++ multithreading. You are able to optimize existing and new applications as regards performance and consumption behavior.

The C++ advanced training addresses programmers, software developers, software designers and software architects.

Solid knowledge of the C++ basics as xx in our training "C++: Object-oriented Programming".

Introduction

  • C++ history
  • Basic compiler functionality
  • Practical tips: Helpful online links

C++ Basics - Short Summary

  • Keywords
  • Variable categories, types, alignment
  • Classes and objects
  • Constructor types and destructor
  • Operators with overload
  • Function pointers in classes
  • Strings and streams
  • Class relations (association, self-association, aggregation, composition, inheritance, multiple inheritance and alternatives)
  • Interface concept with strictly virtual functions
  • Exercise: Comprehending the given SW architecture, you get to know the builder pattern, implement classes, composition, inheritance, and test these automatically using the TDD process (test driven development).
  • Doing so, you consider quality aspects like object-oriented programming, modularization, reusability and extendability

Exceptions

  • Exception handling - definition and programming
  • Exception classes and hierarchies
  • User exceptions
  • C++ standard exceptions
  • Practical tips: Concepts and guidelines
  • Exercise: Integrating flexible exception handling in the exercise application

Runtime Type Identification (IRTTI)

  • RTTI - definition and programming
  • type_info class
  • Relation to exception handling
  • Applications and consequences in use

New Style Casts

  • Static, dynamic, const and reinterpret cast
  • The right choice for use
  • Relation to RTTI and exception handling

Memory Management

  • Memory segments (BSS block started by symbol, heap, stack)
  • Comparison and assessment of data segments
  • Dynamic memory management with new and delete
  • Overload (local and global) of new and delete
  • Algorithms
  • Virtual destructor
  • Placement new
  • Relation to exception handling
  • Smart pointers (also from the STL)
  • Practical tips: Identifying risks and avoiding pitfalls

Template Functions and Template Classes

  • Basic functionality
  • Template functions, template classes and their application
  • Examples of template classes
  • Inheritance and interfaces with template classes
  • Assembler, memory and runtime analysis and optimization
  • Containers/ algorithms in STL style
  • Runtime vs. compile time polymorphism
  • Perfect forwarding with templates
  • Variadic template functions and template classes
  • Alias templates
  • Practical examples for template classes
  • Exercise: Applying the observer pattern in the design of the application and implementing it based on an own, container-type template class

STL Standard Template Library

  • Containers, container adapters
  • Iterators
  • Algorithms, function objects
  • Memory allocator class
  • Practical tip: Overview of all STL container elements and their connection
  • Exercise: Applying the observer pattern in the design of the application and implementing it based on an STL container class

Multithreading and Atomic Datatypes

  • Multithreading - basic concepts
  • Threads, mutex, condition variable, future
  • Applying the mechanisms
  • Exercise: Adapting the application to a timer and controlling it through a thread, using an additional operating system abstraction with wrapper classes

Regular Expression

  • Functionality and application
  • regex library
  • Practical examples

Efficiency

  • Optimization aspects and consumption behavior: data, program memory and CPU processing time
  • Overhead minimization and performance maximization
  • Checklist - assessment of the key language constructs
  • Practical tip: Online compilers

Typical Pitfalls and Popular Idioms (PIMPL, RAII, NVI, ...)

  • RAII (resource acquisition is initialization), resource wrapper
  • NVI (non-virtual interfaces)
  • PIMPL (pointer to implementation)
  • Handling self-assignment in assignment operator
  • Practical tips: Further C++ idioms

Exercises in the C++ Advanced Training

  • You will use Microsot Visual Studio for implementing the entire exercise (watch application).

MicroConsult Plus:

  • All participants have the following options to further use their exercises and the solutions developed by MicroConsult from this workshop:
  • You take the files with you on a free USB stick provided by MicroConsult, or …
  • You e-mail the files to your account, or …
  • You get access to file download on request.
  • You get the C++ program code and the UML model of the watch application.
  • You get all examples for C++ in electronic format and can easily adjust them to your development environment.
  • You get a helpful notation overview for UML (Unified Modeling Language) in DIN-A3 format.

The training price includes:
Lunch, drinks, training documentation and your training certificate.


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Content

Introduction

  • C++ history
  • Basic compiler functionality
  • Practical tips: Helpful online links

C++ Basics - Short Summary

  • Keywords
  • Variable categories, types, alignment
  • Classes and objects
  • Constructor types and destructor
  • Operators with overload
  • Function pointers in classes
  • Strings and streams
  • Class relations (association, self-association, aggregation, composition, inheritance, multiple inheritance and alternatives)
  • Interface concept with strictly virtual functions
  • Exercise: Comprehending the given SW architecture, you get to know the builder pattern, implement classes, composition, inheritance, and test these automatically using the TDD process (test driven development).
  • Doing so, you consider quality aspects like object-oriented programming, modularization, reusability and extendability

Exceptions

  • Exception handling - definition and programming
  • Exception classes and hierarchies
  • User exceptions
  • C++ standard exceptions
  • Practical tips: Concepts and guidelines
  • Exercise: Integrating flexible exception handling in the exercise application

Runtime Type Identification (IRTTI)

  • RTTI - definition and programming
  • type_info class
  • Relation to exception handling
  • Applications and consequences in use

New Style Casts

  • Static, dynamic, const and reinterpret cast
  • The right choice for use
  • Relation to RTTI and exception handling

Memory Management

  • Memory segments (BSS block started by symbol, heap, stack)
  • Comparison and assessment of data segments
  • Dynamic memory management with new and delete
  • Overload (local and global) of new and delete
  • Algorithms
  • Virtual destructor
  • Placement new
  • Relation to exception handling
  • Smart pointers (also from the STL)
  • Practical tips: Identifying risks and avoiding pitfalls

Template Functions and Template Classes

  • Basic functionality
  • Template functions, template classes and their application
  • Examples of template classes
  • Inheritance and interfaces with template classes
  • Assembler, memory and runtime analysis and optimization
  • Containers/ algorithms in STL style
  • Runtime vs. compile time polymorphism
  • Perfect forwarding with templates
  • Variadic template functions and template classes
  • Alias templates
  • Practical examples for template classes
  • Exercise: Applying the observer pattern in the design of the application and implementing it based on an own, container-type template class

STL Standard Template Library

  • Containers, container adapters
  • Iterators
  • Algorithms, function objects
  • Memory allocator class
  • Practical tip: Overview of all STL container elements and their connection
  • Exercise: Applying the observer pattern in the design of the application and implementing it based on an STL container class

Multithreading and Atomic Datatypes

  • Multithreading - basic concepts
  • Threads, mutex, condition variable, future
  • Applying the mechanisms
  • Exercise: Adapting the application to a timer and controlling it through a thread, using an additional operating system abstraction with wrapper classes

Regular Expression

  • Functionality and application
  • regex library
  • Practical examples

Efficiency

  • Optimization aspects and consumption behavior: data, program memory and CPU processing time
  • Overhead minimization and performance maximization
  • Checklist - assessment of the key language constructs
  • Practical tip: Online compilers

Typical Pitfalls and Popular Idioms (PIMPL, RAII, NVI, ...)

  • RAII (resource acquisition is initialization), resource wrapper
  • NVI (non-virtual interfaces)
  • PIMPL (pointer to implementation)
  • Handling self-assignment in assignment operator
  • Practical tips: Further C++ idioms

Exercises in the C++ Advanced Training

  • You will use Microsot Visual Studio for implementing the entire exercise (watch application).

MicroConsult Plus:

  • All participants have the following options to further use their exercises and the solutions developed by MicroConsult from this workshop:
  • You take the files with you on a free USB stick provided by MicroConsult, or …
  • You e-mail the files to your account, or …
  • You get access to file download on request.
  • You get the C++ program code and the UML model of the watch application.
  • You get all examples for C++ in electronic format and can easily adjust them to your development environment.
  • You get a helpful notation overview for UML (Unified Modeling Language) in DIN-A3 format.

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