First Look: C++ Core Guidelines and the Guideline Support Library

The C++ Core Guidelines is a set of rules designed to help you write modern, safe C++ - saving you time and effort as well as making your code more reliable. In this course, you'll learn the philosophy behind the guidelines and see some examples of how following them can improve your code.
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(33)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
March 11, 2016
Duration
1h 38m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(33)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
March 11, 2016
Duration
1h 38m
Description

C++ has a reputation for being a difficult and sometimes dangerous language. The C++ Core Guidelines is a set of rules designed to help you write modern, safe C++ - saving you time and effort as well as making your code more reliable. Announced Sept 21st 2015, the Guidelines are under active development. You can start to use them – and more importantly, to use tools that check your code against them – today. In this course, you'll learn the philosophy behind the guidelines and see some examples of how following them can improve your code. You'll learn how to use Visual Studio to check your code against the guidelines and start writing safer C++.

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About the author

Kate Gregory is in her fourth decade of being paid to program. Her firm, Gregory Consulting Limited, is based in rural Ontario and helps clients adopt new technologies and adjust to the changing business environment. Current work makes heavy use of .NET and Visual C++ for both web and client development, especially for Windows 7 and 8. Managing, mentoring, technical writing, and technical speaking occupy much of her time, but she still writes code every week.

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