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Introduction to the Boost C++ Libraries
Volume II - Advanced Libraries

Introduction to the Boost C++ Libraries - Volume IIIntroduction to the Boost C++ Libraries - Volume II - Advanced Libraries
Robert Demming & Daniel J. Duffy

ISBN: 978-94-91028-02-1 
Datasim Education
354 pages
February 2012
€59.00 ex. VAT

Book announcement video & Table of contents video (old TOC version)


This is the successor to "Introduction to the Boost C++ Libraries - Volume I" and is available as eBook and hardcover since february 2012.

Volume II continues the work and style of Volume I. In particular, we discuss a number of advanced libraries for network programming, interprocess, mathematics and data structures. It has been written for software developers who use Boost C++ libraries to create flexible applications. We discuss approximately 20 advanced libraries that can be classified into the following major categories:

  •  Mathematics: special functions, statistical distributions, interval arithmetic and matrix algebra.
  •  Special data structures: date and time, circular buffer, UUID, dynamic bitsets, pool memory.
  •  TCP and UDP portable network programming using the software interface.
  •  Interprocess communication and shared memory programming models.
  •  Three chapters on graphs, graph algorithms and their implementation in Boost.

The focus is hands-on and each library is discussed in detail and numerous working examples are given to get the reader up to speed as soon as possible. Each library is described in a step-by-step fashion and you can use the corresponding code as a basis for more advanced applications. These libraries are the ideal basis for new applications. We shall use them in Volume III of the current series when we discuss applications to engineering, science and computational finance.

Full source code is available after registration.


About the Authors

Robert Demming is software designer, developer and trainer and he has been involved with software projects in the areas of optical technology, process control, CAD and order processing systems since 1993. He has a BSc degree in technical computer science from Amsterdam Hogeschool.

Daniel J. Duffy is founder of Datasim Education BV and has been working with C++ and its applications since 1989. He is designer, algorithm builder and trainer. He has a PhD in numerical analysis from Trinity College, Dublin. One of the projects that he is involved in is applying the Boost libraries to computational finance.


Table of Contents

  1. The Boost C++ Libraries Overview
  2. Math Toolkit: Special Functions
  3. Math Toolkit: Orthogonal Functions
  4. Date and Time
  5. Some Building Block Data Structures and Libraries
  6. Matrix Algebra in Boost Part I: uBLAS Data Structures
  7. Matrix Algebra in Boost Part II: Advanced Features and Applications
  8. An Introduction to Networking Programming Concepts and Protocols
  9. Boost ASIO: Synchronous Operations
  10. Boost ASIO: Asynchronous Operations
  11. Boost Interprocess: IPC Mechanisms
  12. Boost Interprocess: Process Synchronisation
  13. Interval Arithmetic
  14. User-defined Memory Allocation: Boost Pool
  15. An Introduction to Graph Theory and Graph Algorithms
  16. The Boost Graph Library (BGL) Data Structures and Fundamental Algorithms
  17. The Boost Graph Library (BGL) Advanced Algorithms
  18. Interval Container Library
  19. Boost Functional Factory

Here you can download the complete Table of Contents in PDF format.


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The errata for this book can be found on the errata page.




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