Paperback: 388 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (May 21, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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I bought this book in rough cut form and watched it develop. The book is unusual and good IMHO, it has some really great analyses of container algorithm performance comparison and provides good specific guidance on algorithm and container use. It has been a joy to read and learn from. I liked the separation of discussion of optimizing data structures versus optimizing your use of containers. Chapter 6,7,8 are wonderful educating reads.
Best book I've read on C++ since the Scott Meyers canon. It is well written and PACKED with technical knowledge. Clearly, Guntheroth is a seasoned developer who has done a good job of selecting the pertinent items about optimization and left out the mundane from this book. As an embedded C++ developer, the topics are right on point, well discussed, and thoroughly explained. This book goes deep and is not for the faint of heart. I would recommend this book to those who have already read Meyers and Stroustrup books and I would recommend reading this BEFORE reading Alexandrescu.
This book provides an excellent and straight to the point introduction to optimization in C++. The book is written in a very approachable manner and gives answers to many performance-related questions that I had for a long time. More importantly, the book is C++11 compatible which is a great advantage from an optimization viewpoint. I sincerely hope to read more from this author in the near future.
It`s a very good book in a technical aspect, but the way it was written make it harder to understand for people who are used to read academic books.
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