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Play by Play: Modernizing C++ Code with Kate Gregory

by Geoffrey Grosenbach and Kate Gregory

In this course, Kate Gregory takes some C++ code that was written over 10 years ago, familiarizes herself with the code, looks for code smells, identifies code that can be improved with modern C++ features, and writes a test harness to run some of that code.

What you'll learn

In this course, Kate Gregory takes some C++ code that was written over 10 years ago, familiarizes herself with the code, looks for code smells, identifies code that can be improved with modern C++ features, and writes a test harness to run some of that code. Play by Play is a series where you get a rare view into the workflows and thought processes of top admins, developers, and designers. This is not a planned or rehearsed presentation, but a live, unrehearsed problem solving and troubleshooting session where you see an expert think through issues and design solutions, as they do in the real world every day.

About the authors

Geoffrey founded PeepCode and has created numerous courses on Ruby, JavaScript and Shell. He commits code at https://github.com/topfunky.

Kate Gregory is in her fifth 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. Mentoring, technical writing, and technical speaking are her preferred ways of sharing wisdom with large groups of people. Kate is the author of over a dozen books and speaks at conferences around the world, with keynotes on 5 continents. Kate is a C++ MVP, develops courses (primaril... more

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