Learning Modern C++: An Interview with Barbara Moo -- Jeff Martin

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Learning Modern C++: An Interview with Barbara Moo

by Jeff Martin

The popularity of C++ has varied throughout the years since its introduction in the 1980s.  The rise of managed languages like Java and C# along with the emergence of scripting languages like JavaScript, Python, and Ruby has affected C++'s adoption.  Yet many supporters like C++ for the control, raw power, and speed that it offers.  C++11 promises to bring that power to programmers in a more efficient manner, and the changes it introduces illustrate how much the language has grown in the past 30 years.  Programmers looking to learn about C++11 or perhaps sample C++ for the first time would do well to try C++ Primer, 5th Edition by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie, and Barbara E. Moo.  InfoQ had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Moo about her new book and the C++ language as a whole.

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