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With the new C++ Standard and Technical Report 2 (TR2), multi-threading iscoming to C++ in a big way. TR2 will provide higher-level synchronization facilitiesthat allow for a much greater level of abstraction, and make programmingmulti-threaded applications simpler and safer.As a guide and reference to the new concurrency features in the upcoming C++Standard and TR2, this book is invaluable for existing programmers familiarwith writing multi-threaded code in C++ using platform-specific APIs, or inother languages, as well as C++ programmers who have never written multithreadedcode before.
Anthony Williams is a UK-based developer and consultant with many years experience in C++. He has been an active member of the BSI C++ Standards Panel since 2001, and is author or coauthor of many of the C++ Standards Committee papers leading up to the inclusion of the thread library in the upcoming C++ Standard (known as C++0x). He has been the maintainer of the Boost Thread library since 2006, and is the developer of the just::thread implementation of the C++0x thread library from Just Software Solutions Ltd. Anthony lives in the far west of Cornwall, England.