More that 20 years ago, the exception handling was added to C++, and after many years of using this feature by the C++ developers, we have a very interesting feedback of their pros and cons.
Let’s discover the opinion of some C++ actors, and what they think about the use of the exception mechanism. Continue reading “Exceptions is one of the controversy mechanism in C++. Should I use them?”
Many resources discuss the benefits of using the static analysis tools, and how they could help you improve your code base. Somehow they show you what you could gain after using them. But did you asked yourself what do you lose if you don’t use them?
Let’s take an example of a memory corruption due to free of a pointer twice, this cause random crash. It could take few hours or maybe many days to find this kind of issue. Many similar risky problems exist in C/C++ specially concerning memory corruption. Just one problem could cost few dollars or many thousands of dollars. Continue reading “Why should you care about C/C++ static analysis?”
Coupling is usually contrasted with cohesion. Low coupling often correlates with high cohesion, and vice versa. Low coupling is often a sign of a well-structured computer system and a good design, and when combined with high cohesion, supports the general goals of high readability and maintainability. The goal of this case study is to show the benefits of loose coupling and high cohesion, and how it can be implemented with C++. The case study consists of designing an application that accesses a file in order to get data, processes it, and prints the result to an output file. Continue reading “Two easy approaches to leverage your C++ OOP design skills.”
Six years ago Facebook released their C++ library named Folly , it’s a large collection of reusable C++ library components that internally at Facebook are used extensively.
But many mature C++ open source libraries exist, why introduce another one ? Here’s the motivations from their website behind its utility:
Folly (acronymed loosely after Facebook Open Source Library) is a library of C++11 components designed with practicality and efficiency in mind. It complements (as opposed to competing against) offerings such as Boost and of course
std. In fact, we embark on defining our own component only when something we need is either not available, or does not meet the needed performance profile.
Continue reading “Learn from Folly source code the new C++11 features.”