The Lounge<C++> should write a book. This is how we will do it:

Book Coverage and Topics

The book will be a collection of articles on interesting C++(11) techniques, tips, workarounds, patterns, rules, etc which have not been covered in-depth elsewhere. Pretty much anything which could or has been written in a blog post by Lounge members. The target audience is intermediate to advanced C++ users hoping to learn some tricks.

Non-standard libraries can be covered if you feel they have a wide appeal or provide a good example. Boost is always acceptable.

How to Help

A few ways a lounger can help at this moment:

  • Write or adapt an article into the book
  • Edit or add-onto an article. Communicate with the original author if possible.
  • Figure out how to work asciidoc because Pubby is too stupid to understand it!

Writing Guide

The book is divided up into "articles" which are mostly self-contained, but contain links to other articles under a list of dependencies. Each article gets a new file in the ./book/ directory.

In addition, each article has a few "use cases" which provide some examples of the technique you're describing. Real-world use cases are ideal.

A style guide is being written and can be found at style.txt.