INTRODUCTION

Grab the ol’ brush and paint along with us.—Bob Ross

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The demand for system programming is enormous. With the ubiquity of web browsers, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things, there has perhaps never been a better time to be a system programmer. Efficient, maintainable, and correct code is desired in all cases, and it’s my firm belief that C++ is the right language for the job in general.

In the hands of a knowledgeable programmer, C++ can produce smaller, more efficient, and more readable code than any other system programming language on the planet. It’s a language committed to the ideal of zero-overhead abstraction mechanisms—so ...

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