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Selected Topics

Pointers Iostreams Optimization

Those three topics are probably the most difficult topics in C++ and the books below might help to overcome those difficulties. See also debugging.

C++ pointers, memory management, I/O

C++ Pointers and Dynamic Memory Management/Book and Disk
Michael C. Daconta / Paperback / Published 1995
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Conquering C++ Pointers
Robert J. Traister / Published 1994
C++ Memory Management
Len Dorfman, Marc J. Neuberger / Paperback / Published 1993

IOstreams

Standard C++ IOStreams and Locales Advanced Programmer's Guide and Reference

by Angelika Langer

 


Optimization

**** Effective C++ : 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series) - Scott Meyers; Paperback.

I recommend to buy a CD copy instead of paper copy (see below)

Effective C++ CD : 85 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series) ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Scott Meyers / Software / Published 1999
Amazon price: $29.95
Effective C++ CD is the HTML version of Scott Meyers' previous two works, Effective C++, Second Edition and More Effective C++. Additionally, five supplementary magazine articles appear in the collection. There are also links to relevant material on the Web which that been added to the current edition and which did not appear in the print edition.

See also review in ERCB

????? Optimizing C ++   Full e-text is available  here
Steve Heller / Paperback / Published 1998
Amazon price: $44.99
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Paperback - 416 pages Bk&Cd Rom edition (August 1998)
Prentice Hall; ISBN: 0139774300
Please do not believe some trashing reviews at Amazon. You need to question both my opinion and, especially, the opinion of object-oriented fundamentalists. You can easily guest who of the readers are object-oriented fundamentalists from the demands of C++ specific optimization, etc.  Like other high demand cults object-oriented fundamentalists is a pretty dangerous and aggressive sect ;-).  The first and the most important sign of mastery is to know where to stop. That mean you need to know were you need to use OO technique and were is will be just waist of time and resources. Actually the most obvious method of optimizing C++ is to avoid C++ features that are too expensive, especially in time critical loops. So objection that optimizations are related to C not to C++ are simply naive. Actually the best optimization for C++ program is a complete rewrite in C (and may be some TCL) ;-).



Etc

Society

Groupthink : Two Party System as Polyarchy : Corruption of Regulators : Bureaucracies : Understanding Micromanagers and Control Freaks : Toxic Managers :   Harvard Mafia : Diplomatic Communication : Surviving a Bad Performance Review : Insufficient Retirement Funds as Immanent Problem of Neoliberal Regime : PseudoScience : Who Rules America : Neoliberalism  : The Iron Law of Oligarchy : Libertarian Philosophy

Quotes

War and Peace : Skeptical Finance : John Kenneth Galbraith :Talleyrand : Oscar Wilde : Otto Von Bismarck : Keynes : George Carlin : Skeptics : Propaganda  : SE quotes : Language Design and Programming Quotes : Random IT-related quotesSomerset Maugham : Marcus Aurelius : Kurt Vonnegut : Eric Hoffer : Winston Churchill : Napoleon Bonaparte : Ambrose BierceBernard Shaw : Mark Twain Quotes

Bulletin:

Vol 25, No.12 (December, 2013) Rational Fools vs. Efficient Crooks The efficient markets hypothesis : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2013 : Unemployment Bulletin, 2010 :  Vol 23, No.10 (October, 2011) An observation about corporate security departments : Slightly Skeptical Euromaydan Chronicles, June 2014 : Greenspan legacy bulletin, 2008 : Vol 25, No.10 (October, 2013) Cryptolocker Trojan (Win32/Crilock.A) : Vol 25, No.08 (August, 2013) Cloud providers as intelligence collection hubs : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : Inequality Bulletin, 2009 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Copyleft Problems Bulletin, 2004 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Energy Bulletin, 2010 : Malware Protection Bulletin, 2010 : Vol 26, No.1 (January, 2013) Object-Oriented Cult : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2011 : Vol 23, No.11 (November, 2011) Softpanorama classification of sysadmin horror stories : Vol 25, No.05 (May, 2013) Corporate bullshit as a communication method  : Vol 25, No.06 (June, 2013) A Note on the Relationship of Brooks Law and Conway Law

History:

Fifty glorious years (1950-2000): the triumph of the US computer engineering : Donald Knuth : TAoCP and its Influence of Computer Science : Richard Stallman : Linus Torvalds  : Larry Wall  : John K. Ousterhout : CTSS : Multix OS Unix History : Unix shell history : VI editor : History of pipes concept : Solaris : MS DOSProgramming Languages History : PL/1 : Simula 67 : C : History of GCC developmentScripting Languages : Perl history   : OS History : Mail : DNS : SSH : CPU Instruction Sets : SPARC systems 1987-2006 : Norton Commander : Norton Utilities : Norton Ghost : Frontpage history : Malware Defense History : GNU Screen : OSS early history

Classic books:

The Peter Principle : Parkinson Law : 1984 : The Mythical Man-MonthHow to Solve It by George Polya : The Art of Computer Programming : The Elements of Programming Style : The Unix Haterís Handbook : The Jargon file : The True Believer : Programming Pearls : The Good Soldier Svejk : The Power Elite

Most popular humor pages:

Manifest of the Softpanorama IT Slacker Society : Ten Commandments of the IT Slackers Society : Computer Humor Collection : BSD Logo Story : The Cuckoo's Egg : IT Slang : C++ Humor : ARE YOU A BBS ADDICT? : The Perl Purity Test : Object oriented programmers of all nations : Financial Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : The Most Comprehensive Collection of Editor-related Humor : Programming Language Humor : Goldman Sachs related humor : Greenspan humor : C Humor : Scripting Humor : Real Programmers Humor : Web Humor : GPL-related Humor : OFM Humor : Politically Incorrect Humor : IDS Humor : "Linux Sucks" Humor : Russian Musical Humor : Best Russian Programmer Humor : Microsoft plans to buy Catholic Church : Richard Stallman Related Humor : Admin Humor : Perl-related Humor : Linus Torvalds Related humor : PseudoScience Related Humor : Networking Humor : Shell Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2012 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2013 : Java Humor : Software Engineering Humor : Sun Solaris Related Humor : Education Humor : IBM Humor : Assembler-related Humor : VIM Humor : Computer Viruses Humor : Bright tomorrow is rescheduled to a day after tomorrow : Classic Computer Humor

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