Book: Efficient C++: Performance Programming Techniques
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Far too many programmers and software designers consider efficient C++ to be anoxymoron. They regard C++ as inherently slow and inappropriate for performancecriticalapplications. Consequently, C++ has had little success penetrating domains suchas networking, operating system kernels, device drivers, and others.Efficient C++ explodes that myth. Written by two authors with first-hand experiencewringing the last ounce of performance from commercial C++ applications, this bookdemonstrates the potential of C++ to produce highly efficient programs. The book revealspractical, everyday object-oriented design principles and C++ coding techniques that canyield large performance improvements. It points out common pitfalls in both design andcode that generate hidden operating costs.This book focuses on combining C++’s power and flexibility with high performance andscalability, resulting in the best of both worlds. Specific topics include temporary objects,memory management, templates, inheritance, virtual functions, inlining, referencecounting,STL, and much more.With this book, you will have a valuable compendium of the best performance techniquesat your fingertips.