Modern C++

--- New features in C++11/C++14/C++17/C++20 ---

Who should attend?

Software developers who want to get acquainted with the new language features of the most recent C++ standards C++11, C++14, C++17 and C++20.


A good working knowledge of "Classical C++" (language features of C++98/03 including templates). Potentially existing foreknowledge gaps can optionally be filled by a customised version of the course "C++ Refresher".


3 days

Course Description:

The new language standards since C++11 increased the scope of the C++ programming language considerably. Apart from many innovations, which mainly simplify the reading and writing of programs, the language standards also introduced new concepts, which require a good understanding of their objective and behaviour, before they can be applied beneficially. This course starts from classical C++ knowledge and shows which new language
features have been introduced in C++11, C++14, C++17 and C++20. Additionally Smart Pointers, as part of the C++ standard library, are covered in this training. Further innovations of the C++ standard library are subject of other courses, such as "C++ Multithreading".

Course Outline:

  • Uniform Initialisation
  • Range-Based Loops
  • Automatic Type Deduction (auto, decltype)
  • Scoped Enumerations
  • Rvalue References and Move Semantics
  • Constant Expressions (constexpr)
  • Lambda Functions and Lambda Captures
  • Special Member Functions
  • Constructor Delegation
  • Inheriting Constructor, override and final
  • Variadic Templates
  • Perfect Forwarding
  • Smart Pointers (unique/shared/weak_ptr)
  • Binary Literals and Digit Separators
  • Raw String Literals
  • User Defined Literals
  • Explicit Type Conversion
  • noexcept
  • static_assert
  • Attributes
  • Variable Templates
  • Automatic Type Deduction for Template Classes
  • Variable Initialisation in if and switch
  • Data Type byte
  • Type Traits
  • constexpr if
  • Template Parameter List for Generic Lambda Functions
  • Designated Initializers
  • Concepts
  • 3-Way-Comparison (“Space Ship Operator”)
  • Modules
  • Compile Time Support Extensions

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