Saturday, November 22, 2014

API Design for C++

The design of application programming interfaces can affect the behavior, capabilities, stability, and ease of use of end-user applications. With this book, you will learn how to design a good API for large-scale long-term projects. With extensive C++ code to illustrate each concept, API Design for C++ covers all of the strategies of world-class API development. Martin Reddy draws on over fifteen years of experience in the software industry to offer in-depth discussions of interface design, documentation, testing, and the advanced topics of scripting and plug-in extensibility. Throughout, he focuses on various API styles and patterns that will allow you to produce elegant and durable libraries.


* The only book that teaches the strategies of C++ API development, including design, versioning, documentation, testing, scripting, and extensibility.
* Extensive code examples illustrate each concept, with fully functional examples and working source code for experimentation available online.
* Covers various API styles and patterns with a focus on practical and efficient designs for large-scale long-term projects.


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