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  1. Chapter 1 Deducing Types

    1. Item 1: Understand template type deduction.

    2. Item 2: Understand auto type deduction.

    3. Item 3: Understand decltype.

    4. Item 4: Know how to view deduced types.

  2. Chapter 2 auto

    1. Item 5: Prefer auto to explicit type declarations.

    2. Item 6: Use the explicitly typed initializer idiom when auto deduces undesired types.

  3. Chapter 3 Moving to Modern C++

    1. Item 7: Distinguish between () and {} when creating objects.

    2. Item 8: Prefer nullptr to 0 and NULL.

    3. Item 9: Prefer alias declarations to typedefs.

    4. Item 10: Prefer scoped enums to unscoped enums.

    5. Item 11: Prefer deleted functions to private undefined ones.

    6. Item 12: Declare overriding functions override.

    7. Item 13: Prefer const_iterators to iterators.

    8. Item 14: Declare functions noexcept if they won’t emit exceptions.

    9. Item 15: Use constexpr whenever possible.

    10. Item 16: Make const member functions thread safe.

    11. Item 17: Understand special member function generation.

  4. Chapter 4 Smart Pointers

    1. Item 18: Use std::unique_ptr for exclusive-ownership resource management.

    2. Item 19: Use std::shared_ptr for shared-ownership resource management.

    3. Item 20: Use std::weak_ptr for std::shared_ptr-like pointers that can dangle.

    4. Item 21: Prefer std::make_unique and std::make_shared to direct use of new.

    5. Item 22: When using the Pimpl Idiom, define special member functions in the implementation file.

  5. Chapter 5 Rvalue References, Move Semantics, and Perfect Forwarding

    1. Item 23: Understand std::move and std::forward.

    2. Item 24: Distinguish universal references from rvalue references.

    3. Item 25: Use std::move on rvalue references, std::forward on universal references.

    4. Item 26: Avoid overloading on universal references.

    5. Item 27: Familiarize yourself with alternatives to overloading on universal references.

    6. Item 28: Understand reference collapsing.

    7. Item 29: Assume that move operations are not present, not cheap, and not used.

    8. Item 30: Familiarize yourself with perfect forwarding failure cases.

  6. Chapter 7 Lambda Expressions

    1. Item 31: Avoid default capture modes.

    2. Item 32: Use init capture to move objects into closures.

    3. Item 33: Use decltype on auto&& parameters to std::forward them.

    4. Item 34: Prefer lambdas to std::bind.

  7. Chapter 8 The Concurrency API

    1. Item 35: Prefer task-based programming to thread-based.

    2. Item 36: Specify std::launch::async if asynchronicity is essential.

    3. Item 37: Make std::threads unjoinable on all paths.

    4. Item 38: Be aware of varying thread handle destructor behavior.

    5. Item 39: Consider void futures for one-shot event communication.

    6. Item 40: Use std::atomic for concurrency, volatile for special memory.

  8. Chapter 9 Tweaks

    1. Item 41: Consider pass by value for copyable parameters that are cheap to move and always copied.

    2. Item 42: Consider emplacement instead of insertion.