17. October 2022, 09:00 until 20. October 2022 16:30
Online Course - Modern C++ Software Design (Intermediate)
Content Levels: Beginners = 8:00h (35%) + Intermediate = 12:00h (52%) + Advanced = 3:00h (13%)
We provide two types of C++ courses with two different levels of prerequisites:
intermediate C++: October 17-20, 2022 (this course)
advanced C++: March 20-23, 2023 (https://vsc.ac.at/training/2023/c-a/, opens an external URL in a new window)
Prerequisites intermediate C++ (this course)
At least one year of experience with the language is needed. This includes a good understanding of the basic mechanics (header files, source files, compilation), good knowledge of the syntax of C++ (e.g. pointers and references, loops, conditionals, classes, ...), basic features (constructors, destructors, ...), and some prior experience with templates and inheritance.
Prerequisites advanced C++ (other course type)
At least two to three years of experience with the language is needed. This includes a solid knowledge of the syntax of C++, experience with the standard library (std::vector, std::list, …), hands-on experience with both template-based and inheritance-based designs and some experience with design patterns.
Please choose the course type that fits best to you!
After this course, participants will:
• have gained knowledge about fundamental C++ programming concepts and idioms
• have a detailed understanding of template-based programming
• be able to properly design classes and class interfaces
• know about the importance of exception safe programming
• avoid the usual pitfalls in the context of inheritance
• comprehend the advantages of value-based design
• understand the virtue of clean code
Participants are expected to use their own machines. Any operating system (Windows, Linux, MacOS, ...), any IDE/editor (MS Visual Studio, CLion, vi, emacs, ...) and any compiler capable of at least C++14 (GCC, Clang, MSVC, ...) can be used. The programming tasks, including both Makefiles and CMake files, will be distributed before the course.
Agenda & Content:
1st day course schedule (9:00 - 16:30, lunch break 12:30 - 13:30)
Concepts and the STL
• Overview of the STL
• Proper use of the STL
2nd day course schedule (9:00 - 16:30, lunch break 12:30 - 13:30)
• Function Templates
• Class Templates
• Variadic Templates
• Template Specialization
3rd day course schedule (9:00 - 16:30, lunch break 12:30 - 13:30)
• Compiler Generated Functions
• Move Semantics
• Proper Handling of Member Data
• Proper Design of Member Functions
• Strong types
• Const Correctness
• Visibility vs. Accessibility
4th day course schedule (9:00 - 15:30, lunch break 12:30 - 13:30)
• Error Propagation
• Exception Safety
• Handling Legacy Code
Proper Use of Dynamic Polymorphism
• The Perils of Inheritance
• Value Semantics
• Public Inheritance
• Non-public Inheritance
• Surprises in Object Hierarchies
Classical Design Patterns Revisited
This course will be delivered as a LIVE ONLINE COURSE (using Zoom) for remote participation.
Klaus Iglberger (External)
Date, Time, and Location:
17. - 20.10.2022, 09:00 - 16:30 (20.10. until 15:30) CEST, LIVE ONLINE COURSE (using Zoom)
Prices and Eligibility:
Different course fees apply:
VSC users: none
Students and members of Austrian universities and public research institutes: none
Students and members of other universities and public research institutes: 240 €
Others (*): 800 €
Information about payment will be provided with the confirmation email.
(*) Austrian SMEs can get a funding of 80% of the course fee via Digital Skills Schecks Initiative (https://www.ffg.at/ausschreibungen/DigitalSkillsSchecks-2-Ausschreibung, opens an external URL in a new window)
The course material will be available for registered attendees only.
Vienna Scientific Cluster
Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Ulrike Faltin
Registration period is from 8 Aug 2022 to 9 Oct 2022, and follows the "first come – first served" principle. Following your successful registration, you will receive further information approx. 1 week before the course.
For the online course we can take a maximum of 40 persons.
Additional registrations will be added to a waiting list.