The first edition of 'Effective C++' sold nearly 100,000 copies and was translated into four languages. It's easy to understand why. Scott Meyers' practical approach to C++ described the rules of thumb employed by the experts--the things they almost always do or almost always avoid doing--to produce clear, correct, efficient code. Each of this book's 50 guidelines summarizes a way to write better C++, and the accompanying discussions are backed by specific examples. For this new edition, Meyers reworked every guideline in the book. The result is exceptional adherence to C++'s Draft International Standard, current compiler technology, and the latest insights into the use of C++ for real-world applications. Highlights of 'Effective C++,' Second Edition include: Expert guidance on object-oriented design, class design, and the proper use of inheritance An examination of the standard C++ library, including how the Standard Template Library and classes like string and vector affect the structure of well-written programs Discussions of late-breaking language features like in-class constant initializations, namespaces, and member templates Wisdom usually possessed by only the most experienced developers 'Effective C++' continues to be essential reading for every developer working with C++. 0201924889B04062001 Publishers of contemporary high-street magazines invest more and more money in developing innovative design for an increasingly design-literate reader. Innovation, however, must always be grounded in the underlying conventions of legibility to ensure loyal readership and economic success.