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Boost.Asio C++ Network Programming - Second Edition by John Torjo, Wisnu Anggoro

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Chapter 3. Introducing the Boost C++ Libraries

Many programmers use libraries since this simplifies the programming process. Because they do not need to write the function from scratch anymore, using a library can save much code development time. In this chapter, we are going to get acquainted with Boost C++ libraries. Let us prepare our own compiler and text editor to prove the power of Boost libraries. As we do so, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Introducing the C++ standard template library
  • Introducing the Boost libraries
  • Preparing the Boost C++ libraries in MinGW compiler
  • Building the Boost libraries
  • Compiling code that contains Boost C++ libraries

Introducing the C++ standard template library

The C++ Standard Template Library (STL) is a generic ...

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