API design for C++ by Martin Reddy

  • Leslie Glaves
  • Published 2011 in ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes


The design of application programming interfaces can affect the behavior, capabilities, stability, and ease of use of end-user applications. With this book, you will learn how to design a good API for large-scale long-term projects. With extensive C++ code to illustrate each concept, API Design for C++ covers all of the strategies of world-class API development. Martin Reddy draws on over fifteen years of experience in the software industry to offer in-depth discussions of interface design, documentation, testing, and the advanced topics of scripting and plug-in extensibility. Throughout, he focuses on various API styles and patterns that will allow you to produce elegant and durable libraries.

DOI: 10.1145/2020976.2021002

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@article{Glaves2011APIDF, title={API design for C++ by Martin Reddy}, author={Leslie Glaves}, journal={ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes}, year={2011}, volume={36}, pages={50} }