Distributed Application Programming in C++

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Prentice Hall PTR, Jan 1, 2000 - Computers - 445 pages
-- Industrial-strength code examples, strategies, and conventions for software engineering with C++ and UNIX/Linux.
-- Make the most of advanced C++ features: powerful techniques, key tradeoffs.
-- CD-ROM contains all of the book's real-world, enterprise-proven code!

As software becomes increasingly distributed, high-quality infrastructure becomes ever more important. Precisely written, replete with advanced code examples, and based on Randall Maddox' extensive experience teaching advanced C++, this book gives working C++ developers the insights and sophisticated techniques they need to build superior software infrastructure. Maddox begins by introducing the context required to support a distributed Web application in a Unix environment. He then presents the utility classes that illustrate crucial design and implementation issues and serve as building blocks for a distributed software architecture. Coverage includes concrete data types, templates, containers, namespaces, error handling, and an automated solution for the hazards of dynamic memory allocation. Maddox reviews C++ program startup and memory usage in detail, laying the groundwork for a full of understanding of multiprocessing, multithreading, and interprocess communication. Unlike most advanced C++ books, Distributed Application Programming in C++ goes beyond coding, introducing superior strategies for enterprise software development. Maddox presents key design/implementation tradeoffs, managing source code organization, build-time issues, the run-time environment, and more. For all professional developers who want to master the use of advanced C++ features in real-world distributed applications.

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RANDALL A. MADDOX is a consulting software engineer who has worked on a wide range of projects, including Web applications, distributed systems, client/server systems, embedded systems, and database applications. In addition to working on real projects, he also teaches a 16-week C++ class to working enterprise developers.

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