Modern C++ bed time reading

So little C++ so much good!
So little C++ so much good!
For some good modern c++ to copy/paste please click here.

Being here you very likely might agree.

Would you also agree with the following?

To properly and solidly understand and happily use modern C++ (C++ 11,14, 17 and beyond) one has to sit and learn the “new basics”. However good you are with C, C++98 or anything similar do not make a mistake of not learning the key concepts first. Please.

There are of course  reference books by one Bjarne Stroustrup.  Perhaps you might not mind giving 100+ dollars, euros or whatever to own them as proper real books.  Or you are “a poor student” and you have downloaded them in pdf format.

In any case time requirement is quite large. And you know that the most efficient way of going on about this is to sit in front of your favorite C++ IDE and try things as you learn or as they say “as you go along”.

So you  will need to revisit numerous times the texts on key modern C++ concepts. Until such a time when C++ std lib source stops looking like radio noise from space, in a text form. Or until SFINAE becomes something else but mistyped Sphinx, in your head.

Instead of full books, here is my list of required texts, posts or even video clips, which I have used for the purpose of learning and revisiting for a quick refresh. And good examples to copy paste of course.  And yes, some of them are not easy to “Google out” 🙂 So, I did it for you.

  • C++17 on Wikipedia
    • You have perhaps forgotten what exactly differentiates C++17 from 14, or 11? Just come here for a quick refresh.
  • A Brief Introduction to Rvalue References
    • On of the key concepts and key paper on the same key concept. A brief tutorial, rather than a complete reference. Both simple and from the masters in the same time.
  • C++11 – the new ISO C++ standard
    • Real treasure for the one who needs to have a quick peek to a detail (or two) forgotten in the sea of other C++ details. Of course Ignore the “11”. Bjarne makes it simple and useful, as ever.

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