Monday

Room 10

09:00 - 17:00 (UTC+02)

2 Days

Mod(C++) Intermediate

Mod(C++) Intermediate is a two day training course. It is ideal for people who have some C++ experience or that have taken Mod(C++) Fundamentals.

C++

The Intermediate course gives the students a deeper understanding of how one should think and program in “Modern C++” ( C++11/14/17/20). The exercises will all be based around a 2D graphics game inspired by Ms. Pac-Man.

Topics covered in the course include:

DAY 1 - GENERIC PROGRAMMING “THINKING”

  • Introduction to the training Presentation of the project
  • Function overloading
  • Operators
  • Class templates, function templates, non-type parameters
  • Aliases and and alias templates
  • std::variant and std::visit
  • std::tuple and structured bindings
  • Variadic templates, fold expressions and parameter packs

DAY 2 -MODERN C++ FEATURES

  • Ranges
  • std::string_view and std::span
  • Constexpr and Consteval
  • Concepts
  • Special member functions (Rule of Five/Zero)
  • Pragmatic introduction to move semantics and return value optimizations
  • Safety: Riskier constructs in C++ and how to minimize their impact
  • Conclusion and review

Prerequisites

Students are assumed to have some C++ experience or should have taken Mod(C++) Fundamentals. They should be working in ( or looking to work in) a C++ project.

Software needed

The exercises will be done in a CMake based project. The students will need a development environment, a rich IDE is recommended, for example Visual Studio Code and Jetbrains CLion. A GitHub account will be useful.


Patricia Aas

Patricia Aas is an international speaker and has spoken at CppCon, ACCU, C++OnSea, NDC Security, NDC Oslo and many other conferences on subjects ranging from Sandboxing in Chromium to Vulnerabilities in C++. She has taught a range of subjects in Computer Science at the University of Oslo.

Patricia has a masters degree in Computer Science and 13 years professional experience as a programmer, most of that time programming in C++. During that time she has worked in codebases with a high focus on security: two browsers (Opera and Vivaldi) and embedded Cisco telepresence systems.