This 2nd chapter of my Tour of C++ introduces the basic C++ abstraction mechanisms. If you have a 1990s view of C++, you are in for a few surprises: the integrated set of abstraction mechanisms in C++11 allows for simpler and more powerful abstractions than previously. For starters, pointers basically disappear from sight (hiding inside resource handles). Naturally, this is achieved without loss of performance. Enjoy!
Constructive comments would be most welcome.