Episode 003 – Intro to Asio

This episode will provide a quick introduction to the Asio library and a small amount of asynchronous programming in general. Future episodes will continue this work by introducing additional libraries and talking to actual web services. For now we’ll start by building a small app that resolves hostnames into IP addresses. The gflags and glog libraries will provide some helpful infrastructure to get things started. Take a look at Episode 002 to refresh your memory of how they work.

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Episode 002 – An opinionated start to a C++ project

Thanks in part to fierce competition over the past decade, C++ has seen a huge ramp in language features and batteries included library support. Build tools have also improved so much that starting a new project could almost be described as user-friendly. Most projects are standardizing around CMake which, with a style ironically similar to C++, can be quite powerful when restricted to a pleasant subset of the overall language. This is a quick guide to starting your own C++ programming project. Use a few of these concepts and you’ll be off to a great start.

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