Training in C++ Development

Course overview

Thought you knew C++? Think again! The C++11 standard is a huge leap forward in the language and STL. Largely inspired by Boost, the C++11 standard introduces support for lambdas, multithreading, vastly improved object construction mechanisms, and much more beside. This course takes a deep and detailed look at all the new features on offer in C++11, along with the incremental additional changes in C++14.

What you’ll learn

  • Working with C++11 smart pointers
  • Functional programming in C++11
  • Defining and using lambda expressions
  • Using C++11 container classes
  • Implementing code applications in C++11
  • Using miscellaneous C++ language features
  • What’s new in C++ 14


  • 3-6 months C++ programming experience

Course details

  • General Language Enhancements in C++11: auto variables; Using auto in template definitions; Using decltype; New return syntax; Range-based for loops; Making your own classes iterable; Generalised constant expressions; Strongly-typed enums; Null pointers; Explicit overrides; Static asserts
  • Additional Language Features in C++11: Lvalues, rvalues, and rrvalues; Movability; Reference binding rules; Support for movability in the STL; Improved initialization syntax; Inheriting and delegating constructors; Regular expressions; Date and time; Chrono; Explicit conversions; Variadic templates
  • Miscellaneous New Language Features in C++14: Function return type deduction; Alternate type deduction in declarations; Relaxed constexpr restrictions; Variable templates; Aggregate member initialization; Standard user-defined literals
  • Smart Pointers: Recap of smart pointer concepts; Shared pointers; Weak pointers; Unique pointers; Techniques and patterns
  • Introduction to Functional Programming: Overview of functional programming; Using std::bind to bind parameters; Using placeholders with for_each(); Passing by reference; Using std::function to represent free functions and member functions;
  • Lambda Expressions: Overview of lambda expressions; Lambda syntax in C++11; Defining lambdas with arguments and a return value; Variable capture; Using lambdas with the STL; Performance considerations; Generic lambdas and lambda capture expressions in C++14
  • C++11 and C++14 Containers: Overview of new STL features; Using std::array; Using std::forward_list; Using unordered containers; Understanding hashing; Defining a custom hash function; Understanding buckets; In-place construction; Heterogeneous lookup in associative containers in C++ 14
  • C++11 and C++14 Multithreading: Creating simple threads using std::thread; Using lambda expressions with threading; Accessing the current thread; Using mutexes; Lock management and lock strategies; Atomic variables; Condition variables; Calling functions asynchronously; Working with future values; Shared mutexes and locking in C++14

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