API Design for C++ by Martin Reddy

By Martin Reddy

Publish yr note: First released in 1996

API layout for C++ presents a accomplished dialogue of software Programming Interface (API) improvement, from preliminary layout via implementation, trying out, documentation, free up, versioning, upkeep, and deprecation. The ebook specializes in the problems of designing APIs for a unmarried language (C++), which is still probably the most general programming languages for big software program tasks.

The ebook additionally covers really good API issues, similar to developing scripting and plug-in APIs, with emphasis on API layout. A dialogue on trying out techniques concentrates on computerized API checking out options instead of trying to contain end-user program checking out ideas akin to GUI trying out, approach trying out, or guide checking out.

The booklet could be valuable to new programmers who comprehend the basics of C++ and who are looking to develop their layout talents, in addition to senior engineers and software program architects trying to achieve new services to enrich their present abilities. 3 particular teams of readers are specified: practising software program engineers and designers, technical managers, and scholars and educators.
• the one booklet that teaches the concepts of C++ API improvement, together with layout, versioning, documentation, trying out, scripting, and extensibility.
• huge code examples illustrate each one thought, with totally practical examples and dealing resource code for experimentation to be had online.
• Covers numerous API types and styles with a spotlight on sensible and effective designs for large-scale long term initiatives.

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Doing so will offer you the following benefits. • Hides implementation. By hiding the implementation details of your module, you gain the flexibility to change the implementation at a future date without causing upheaval for your users. Without doing so, you will either (i) restrict yourself in terms of the updates you can make to your code or (ii) force your users to rewrite their code in order to adopt new versions of your library. If you make it too onerous for your clients to update to new versions of your software, then it’s highly likely that they will either not upgrade at all or look elsewhere for an API that will not be as much work for them to maintain.

Dll) files that provide the API implementations for you to link your application against. However, an SDK may include other resources to help you use the APIs, such as documentation, example source code, and supporting tools. As an example, Apple publishes various iPhone APIs that let you write applications that run on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. Examples include the UIKit user interface API, the WebKit API to embed Web browser functionality in your applications, and the Core Audio API for audio services.

However, if done well, the long-term cost can be substantially mitigated because you have the ability to make radical changes and improvements to your software without disrupting your clients. That is, your development velocity can be greater due to the increased flexibility that the API affords you. 6 CHAPTER 1 Introduction • • The need for good documentation is paramount when writing an API, particularly if you do not provide the source code for your implementation. Users can look at your header files to glean how to use it, but this does not define the behavior of the API, such as acceptable input values or error conditions.

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