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C++ Concurrency in Action: Practical Multithreading

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C++ Concurrency in Action is a reference and guide to the new C++ 11 Standard for experienced C++ programmers as well as those who have never written multithreaded code. This book will show you how to write robust multithreaded applications in C++ while avoiding many common pitfalls.

About the TechnologyMultiple processors with multiple cores are the norm these days.
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Paperback, 528 pages
Published March 12th 2012 by Manning Publications (first published 2009)
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Alasdair Craig
Dec 08, 2014 rated it liked it
A very tough read on what is already a very advanced subject. It deserves reading twice, but I haven't got it in me to try again. A lot of code snippets which is good, but almost too much. An appendix on relevant C++11 constructs explains them better than anywhere else I've seen. I didn't get that aha moment when you see an entry point into a big subject. If it did anything for me it was to push me away from handling the nuts and bolts of multi-threading, and look more towards the concurrency ab ...more
Nick Black
Jun 11, 2012 is currently reading it
the cover makes it look pretty janky, but the author's blog is excellent, and he was on the C++11 committee and wrote much of the concurrency sections (along with the great Hans Boehm from HP Labs). i think he just doesn't have much aesthetic sense -- understandable, perhaps, as he does hail from america's largest aircraft carrier aka Airstrip One aka britain.
lehaleha
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Covers in detail most common areas of multithreaded programing using C++11 features. Not super-advanced reading, but good intermediate one for sure.
Mike
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An excellent and comprehensive introductory to intermediate book on the practice of writing parallel to C++.
Simón
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A very detailed walkthrough of C++ concurrency, this book requires actually working with the APIs and techniques it describes, as otherwise it becomes too hard to stay focused.

The lock-free design chapter is priceless, and the C++11 appendix is almost as good as a dedicated C++11 book. Finally, the concurrency API reference also included as an appendix can be very useful.

More a reference book to have near your desk than a technical book to read while commuting, C++ Concurrency is a worthy invest
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Dan Dexter
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
C++ Concurrency In Action is definitely on my list of top five software engineering books. Anthony Williams writing style is very refreshing and he presents the material in a way that keeps the material both interesting and engaging. The book is written such that someone new to the topic of concurrent programming can get a good introduction while also being able to cater to the more advanced crowd with topics such as the C++ Memory Model (in regards to concurrency and memory ordering), lock-free ...more
Justyna Ilczuk
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book is a great resource for learning concurrent programming, I definitely learned a lot. It's also a good resource for how to solve specific real life engineering problems.

It teaches the mechanics and goes through many common patterns of how to do things safely and efficiently. It also explains well why things work - theory parts are good.

My favorite part was designing concurrent data structures. It gave me some good insights.
Eugene Mamin
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great for newbies. Good details about memory ordering, lock-free data structures and fine-grained locks.
Useless reference of C++11 standard concurrency classes and functions.
No real numbers or underlying asm instructions, even for x86 architecture.
Alex
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Although at times the author skips a logical step in his explanation, which means the reader has to parse some paragraphs multiple times, overall the book is a great introduction to concurrent programming.
Alastair
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Good intro to the new C++11 concurrency library, from a very credible author. Would have liked to see more demonstrated results (e.g. exactly how much faster? how much more scalability?)
Anosh
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was fascinating to learn about C++11 threading support, and compare it with Google's internal threading libraries.
Marcos Santamaria
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very good introduction to C+11 thread usage
Andrey
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Clear explanation of various tools for developing concurrent systems in C++11, potential problems and ways to find and solve them. It's one of those books which requires several readings
Tudor Ștefănescu
Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
really good introduction of the new C++11 features - both for multithreading and for general use. A book to read and re-visit.
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