A selection of articles I’ve read and videos I’ve watched in the past months
I’m constantly learning and relearning new and old topics and I enjoy saving some resources so I can see them again later. I’m the understand-by-use type, but I can’t use everything I learn in my projects. And I want to keep some things in the back of my mind for when the moment comes, just to remember the keywords that I need.
Understanding is the key to knowledge. If I don’t understand something, I will at most get things to work, but there are many cases when it’s not enough for things to just work. And I don’t understand a lot of subjects. So I come to them again and again, maybe months or years after I have studied or worked with them, including the most basic ones.
- An easy start with how templates generate code. You’ll see how templates can save you time writing code, but also how a lot of code can be used in your applications without you really being aware.
- Diving into the details of how C++ resolves a function call. Names, templates, overloads.
- C++11 introduced a lot of new language and standard library features. The very long story is in the bible, but you can read a short practical guide of what the language came up with 10 years ago.
- And if you want even a shorter and more concise list of features including C++11, C++14, C++17, C++20, here you have a cheatsheet of modern C++ language and library features.
- Getting from short sources to a little longer ones, you can read about all C++ core language features.
- I really enjoy reading about good design. Although this topic has its subjective and context-dependent corners, there are some known API design mistakes.
- I’ve read multiple times about the Rule of Five and it’s a subject I’m sure I will come back to again.