About the Book
C++17 is the next evolution in modern C++ programming, which is already now supported by the latest version of gcc, clang, and Visual C++. Although it is not as big a step as C++11, it contains a large number of small and valuable language and library features, which will change the way we program in C++. As usual, not everything is self-explanatory, combining new features gives even more power, and there are hidden traps.
This book presents all the new language and library features of C++17. It covers the motivation and context of each new feature with examples and background information. The focus is on how these features impact day-to-day programming, what it means to combine them, and how to benefit from this in practice.
"It's very clearly written and the examples are really helpful!" Graham Markall
"I am thoroughly enjoying the book; I had skimmed the list of changes in C++17 several times before but until I started reading your book I had no idea how substantial the changes really were. It makes me wonder what I overlooked with previous updates!" Jason Birch
"I thought I knew a bit about C++. I downloaded this book and learned something new in the *preface*. Highly recommended so far!" Tristan Brindle
Buy early, pay less, free updates
Note that this book was published step-by-step. It started with 270 pages first published in December 2018. Since then the contents grows with new chapters, examples, and caveats about the features of C++17 and I integrate all feedback I get for the pages already published.
The current version now covers all new features of C++17, both core language and library features.
See www.cppstd17.com for a detailed list of covered topics.
As written, once you bought it you will get all updates for free.
PDF versus Other Formats
I write the book in LaTeX and generate PDF from it (the way I wrote my other books). The other formats (epub, mobi, and online reading) come from the leanpub markdown interface, for which I generate the necessary input from LaTeX by script.
Thus, the PDF layout has a better quality than the other formats. For example, the syntax highlighting rules for the formats other than PDF have to get fixed as soon as possible and the index is missing yet. Leanpub and me are working on corresponding improvements.
I hope you enjoy and benefit.
About the Author
Nicolai Josuttis (http://www.josuttis.com) is an independent system architect, technical manager, author, consultant, and trainer being active in C++ standardization for 20 years. He designs mid-sized and large software systems for the telecommunications, traffic, finance, and manufacturing industries.
He is well known in the programming community because he not only speaks and writes with authority, being the (co-)author of the world-wide best sellers The C++ Standard Library, C++ Templates, and SOA in Practice, but is also an innovative presenter, having talked at various conferences and events.