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Geared to practical aspects of the C++ programming language, this book demonstrates how to design large systems. The author explains the process of decomposing large systems into physical hierarchies of smaller, more manageable components. This book concludes with a top-down approach to the logical design of individual components.
Maximize Reward and Minimize Risk with Modern C++ Embracing Modern C++ Safely shows you how to make effective use of the new and enhanced language features of modern C++ without falling victim to their potential pitfalls. Based on their years of experience with large, mission-critical projects, four leading C++ authorities divide C++11/14 language features into three categories: Safe, Conditionally Safe, and Unsafe. Safe features offer compelling value, are easy to use productively, and are relatively difficult to misuse. Conditionally Safe features offer significant value but come with risks that require significant expertise and familiarity before use. Unsafe features have an especially poor risk/reward ratio, are easy to misuse, and are beneficial in only the most specialized circumstances. This book distills the C++ community's years of experience applying C++11 and C++14 features and will help you make effective and safe design decisions that reflect real-world, economic engineering tradeoffs in large-scale, diverse software development environments. The authors use examples derived from real code bases to illustrate every finding objectively and to illuminate key issues. Each feature identifies the sound use cases, hidden pitfalls, and shortcomings of that language feature. After reading this book, you will Understand what each C++11/14 feature does and where it works best Recognize how to work around show-stopping pitfalls and annoying corner cases Know which features demand additional training, experience, and peer review Gain insights for preparing coding standards and style guides that suit your organization's needs Be equipped to introduce modern C++ incrementally and judiciously into established code bases Seasoned C++ developers, team leads, and technical managers who want to improve productivity, code quality, and maintainability will find the insights in this modular, meticulously organized reference indispensable. Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.
Writing reliable and maintainable C++ software is hard. Designing such software at scale adds a new set of challenges. Creating large-scale systems requires a practical understanding of logical design beyond the theoretical concepts addressed in most popular texts. To be successful on an enterprise scale, developers must also address physical design, a dimension of software engineering that may be unfamiliar even to expert developers. Drawing on over 30 years of hands-on experience building massive, mission-critical enterprise systems, John Lakos shows how to create and grow Software Capital. This groundbreaking volume lays the foundation for projects of all sizes and demonstrates the processes, methods, techniques, and tools needed for successful real-world, large-scale development. Up to date and with a solid engineering focus, Large-Scale C++, Volume I: Process and Architecture, demonstrates fundamental design concepts with concrete examples. Professional developers of all experience levels will gain insights that transform their approach to design and development by understanding how to Raise productivity by leveraging differences between infrastructure and application development Achieve exponential productivity gains through feedback and hierarchical reuse Embrace the component's role as the fundamental unit of both logical and physical design Analyze how fundamental properties of compiling and linking affect component design Discover effective partitioning of logical content in appropriately sized physical aggregates Internalize the important differences among sufficient, complete, minimal, and primitive software Deliver solutions that simultaneously optimize encapsulation, stability, and performance Exploit the nine established levelization techniques to avoid cyclic physical dependencies Use lateral designs judiciously to avoid the ';heaviness' of conventional layered architectures Employ appropriate architectural insulation techniques for eliminating compile-time coupling Master the multidimensional process of designing large systems using component-based methods This is the first of John Lakos's three authoritative volumes on developing large-scale systems using C++. This book, written for fellow software practitioners, uses familiar C++ constructs to solve real-world problems while identifying (and motivating) modern C++ alternatives. Together with the forthcoming Volume II: Design and Implementation and Volume III: Verification and Testing, Large-Scale C++ offers comprehensive guidance for all aspects of large-scale C++ software development. If you are an architect or project leader, this book will empower you to solve critically important problems right now and serve as your go-to reference for years to come. Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.