C++11 Rocks: Visual Studio 2012 Edition -- Alex Korban

Alex Korban has written a nice e-book that covers the parts of C++11 available in Visual Studio, including documenting limitations and bugs while still focusing on how using the C++11 features makes code cleaner, safer, and faster into the bargain.

The Visual Studio 2012 edition is now in beta. See the table of contents for what's covered, and a free sample to check out the style.

C++11 Rocks: Visual Studio 2012 Edition

by Alex Korban

Highlights from the description:

Visual Studio 2012 gives you the opportunity to use C++11 features to make your code significantly cleaner and easier to read, and to improve performance as well.

But which features are there? Are they ready for use in production code? ... 

You can master the C++11 features in VS2012 with this book. It’s laser focused on C++11, Visual Studio 2012, and nothing else. You’ll quickly get in-depth knowledge of the stuff you need to know.

You’ll learn easily with tons of examples. I spent a lot of time researching and testing, and as a result the book details many C++11 bugs and cases of non-standard behavior in Visual Studio.

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FaTony said on Jan 18, 2013 07:09 PM:

I would say this book is going to become outdated very fast with VS2012 out of band releases.
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Alex Korban said on Jan 19, 2013 11:10 PM:

It's great to see my book mentioned on this blog!

FaTony: a great thing about ebooks is that they can be updated! I'm planning to track the development of Visual Studio 2012 in book updates.

Also, I wanted to mention that those who are still using VS2010 will find the VS2010 edition of the book more useful as the available features and bugs are different from VS2012. The 2010 edition can be found here: http://cpprocks.com/vs2010-edition/
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LongTimeLurker said on Jan 21, 2013 04:08 AM:

I appreciate links to works of acknowledged and admired experts in the field of C++, such as to those of Bjarne Stroustrup who even makes previews from chapters of his latest (and yet to be released) book publicly available.
This link however does not even lead to amazon where one could reviews of the advertised book. And in fact this looks more like advertisement to me than anything else and even made me create an account just so that I could voice my disapproval.
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H Sutter said on Jan 21, 2013 11:35 AM:

@LongTimeLurker: We agree with getting information before you buy -- that's why we made sure to include a direct link to the free sample, which will let you gauge quality. Also, we do examine articles and books before we link to them (either reading them in full as with most articles, or spot-checking them for quality and accuracy as with longer work such as this book), so just seeing something recommended here is an endorsement and hopefully improves the chances that you'll find it to be of good quality.

Having said that, we've been thinking of possibly offering a "catalog+reputation" feature for books and training courses where people could leave "stars and reviews" ratings and anyone could search on keywords and see average stars and ratings.

All: If you would like to see such a feature here, please upvote this comment. If there's demand, we'll look into it more seriously.
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H Sutter said on Jan 21, 2013 11:35 AM:

@FaTony: One nice thing about ebooks is that they can be dynamically updated. For example, Scott Meyers does this with his materials (see /tour). It seems that this author does so too.