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This Advanced C++ Programming, five-day course consists of three modules. A preliminary module reviews topics, including inheritance, the ANSI C++ Standard Library, templates. I/O streams, and practical issues of C++ programming, such as reliability, testing, efficiency and interfacing to C. This material is covered as needed depending on the background of the students. The second module covers more advanced topics. Advanced issues of inheritance and polymorphism are covered. Principles of effective class design, including the orthodox canonical form, use of composition, templates and interface inheritance. The course covers exception handling and runtime type information (RTTI). Multiple inheritance is covered, including the complications that are introduced by this powerful feature. Advanced applications of C++ concepts are studied, including smart pointers and reference counting. The third module introduces the Standard Template Library (STL). The main components of data structures, algorithms and iterators are covered. Illustrations are provided of a number of important containers, such as vectors, stacks, queues, lists and sets. Extensive programming examples and exercises are provided. A number of progressively developed case studies are used to illustrate object oriented programming techniques and to give the student practical experience in putting together features of C++ learned in the course. A file is provided containing all the examples and laboratory exercises in the course.

Advanced C++ Programming

Course Code

GTPL13

Duration

5 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

N/A

Target Audience

  • Experienced C++ programmers who wish to deepen their understanding of the language and learn advanced techniques.

Attendee Requirements

  • Substantial C++ programming experience.

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Course Description

This Advanced C++ Programming, five-day course consists of three modules. A preliminary module reviews topics, including inheritance, the ANSI C++ Standard Library, templates. I/O streams, and practical issues of C++ programming, such as reliability, testing, efficiency and interfacing to C. This material is covered as needed depending on the background of the students. The second module covers more advanced topics. Advanced issues of inheritance and polymorphism are covered. Principles of effective class design, including the orthodox canonical form, use of composition, templates and interface inheritance. The course covers exception handling and runtime type information (RTTI). Multiple inheritance is covered, including the complications that are introduced by this powerful feature. Advanced applications of C++ concepts are studied, including smart pointers and reference counting. The third module introduces the Standard Template Library (STL). The main components of data structures, algorithms and iterators are covered. Illustrations are provided of a number of important containers, such as vectors, stacks, queues, lists and sets. Extensive programming examples and exercises are provided. A number of progressively developed case studies are used to illustrate object oriented programming techniques and to give the student practical experience in putting together features of C++ learned in the course. A file is provided containing all the examples and laboratory exercises in the course.

Course Outline

1. Inheritance and Polymorphism
Inheritance Concept
Inheritance in C++
Protected Members            
Base Class Initializer List
Composition            
Member Initialization List
Order of Initialization
Inheritance vs. Composition            
Summary – Inheritance            
A Case for Polymorphism
Dynamic Binding            
Pointer Conversion in Inheritance
Polymorphism Using Dynamic Binding
Virtual Function Specification
Invoking Virtual Functions
VTable            
Virtual Destructors            
Abstract Class Using Pure Virtual Function
Employee as an Abstract Class
Heterogeneous Collections
Summary – Polymorphism

2. ANSI C++ Library         
ANSI C++ Library
Hello ANSI C++
Namespaces            
ANSI C++ String Class
Templates

3. Templates         
General Purpose Functions
Macros            
Function Templates            
Template Parameters            
Template Parameter Conversion
Function Template Problem
Generic Programming  
General Purpose Classes
Class Templates            
Array Class Implementation (array.h)
Using the Array Template
Template Parameters            
Class Template Instantiation
Non Type Parameter Conversion
Standard Template Library
STL Components            
Generic Programming            
STL Elements of a Simple Program
Simple STL Program            
Map Container

4. Input/Output in C++
Input/Output in C++
Built-in Stream Objects            
Output Operator <<
Input Operator >>
Character Input            
String Input            
Formatted I/O            
Streams Hierarchy (Simplified)            
File I/O            
File Opening            
Integer File Copy            
Character File Copy
Overloading Stream Operators
Implementing Overloaded Stream Operators

5. Practical Aspects of C++ Programming
Interfacing C++ to Other Languages
Calling C from C++
_cplusplus Macro            
Calling C++ from C
Interface Module for Stack Class
Namespace Collisions            
ANSI Namespace            
Reliability Philosophies of Languages
Prototypes and Type Checking
Constant Types            
Access Control in C++
Reviews and Inspections
Inspections and C++            
Testing Strategies for C++
Performance Considerations            
Class Libraries

6. Advanced Polymorphism and Inheritance
Good Class Design
String Class            
Public Inheritance            
Public Inheritance Problems
Inheritance and Semantics            
Private Inheritance            
Composition            
Composition vs. Private Inheritance
Templates vs. Inheritance
Protected Inheritance            
Implementation Encapsulation            
Interface Inheritance

7. Exception Handling         
Exception Handling
try and catch
Exception Flow of Control
Context and Stack Unwinding
Handling Exceptions in best Context
Benefits of Exception Handling
Unhandled Exceptions            
Clean Up            
Multiple Catch Handlers

8.Runtime Type Information
Runtime Type and Polymorphism
type_info Class            
typeid Operator            
Compiler Options            
Safe Pointer Conversions
Dynamic Cast            
New C++ Style Casts
Static Cast            
Reinterpret Cast            
Const Cast

9. Inheritance Hierarchies and Multiple Inheritance
Class Hierarchy in Smalltalk
Smalltalk Class Hierarchy (Simplified)
Collection Classers            
Multiple Inheritance Solution            
Basic Derivation            
Ambiguities in Multiple Inheritance
Resolving Ambiguity            
Duplicate Subobjects            
Virtual Base Classes

10. Applications of C++ Concepts
Orthodox Canonical Form (Review)
Object Validation            
String Class            
Smart Strings            
Reference Counting
Reference Counting Rules
Smart String Pointer
Generic Smart Pointers
Constructing Smart Pointers
Smart Pointer Difficulties

11. An Overview of Templates
Templates
Overloading Functions            
Template Functions            
Specializing a Template Function
Disambiguation under Specialization
Template Classes            
An Array Template Class
Instantiating a Template Class Object
Friends of Template Classes
Templates with Multiple Type Parameters
Non Class-type Parameters for Template Classes
Comments Regarding Templates            
Templates and Inheritance

12. Overview of STL
Perspective
History and Evolution            
New Features            
The Standard Template Library
Generic Programming            
Design Goals            
Header Files            
STL Components            
Containers            
Algorithms            
Iterators            
Compiling STL Code

13. Examples from STL
vector
Vector.cpp            
list            
List.cpp            
map            
Map.cpp            
set            
Set.cpp            
multiset            
Multiset.cpp            
find            
FindVector.cpp            
find – list
merge            
Overriding the Default Comparison
Iterators            
Iterators.cpp            
Functions            
Functions.cpp            
Function Objects            
FunctionObject.cpp

14. STL Containers       
Vectors
Vector.cpp            
Vector Operations            
Typedefs            
Deques            
deque as Stack
deque<T> Functionality            
Lists            
Generic Programming            
Tradeoff with Lists
List Memory Allocation
list Functionality            
Associate Containers            
Sets            
Sets with User Defined Objects
Multisets (Bags)            
Maps            
Multimaps

15. STL Iterators       
Pointers
Template Version            
String Version            
A Generalization of Pointers
STL Iterators            
Input Iterators            
Output Iterators            
Forward Iterators            
Bidirectional Iterators            
Random Access Iterators

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