Parallel execution. It’s where programming is shifting - slowly but inexorably - and, of course, C++11 is on the concurrency bandwagon. Futures/promises, threads, condition variables and so on - it’s all part of the standard library.

I thought it would be handy to have a summary of the concurrency classes and their methods on a single page for quick reference. So I made a cheatsheet:

Download C++ concurrency cheatsheet

I hope you’ll find it useful. Note that it isn’t exhaustive - e.g. I had to omit atomics because of space constraints. The majority of concurrency features are supported across Visual Studio 2012, GCC 4.8 and Clang 3.3 (see this post for more details). This means that it’s possible to write cross-platform code that runs on multiple cores without relying on third-party libraries. I think that’s pretty cool!

Are there other parts of C++ you would like to see summarized, documented or explained? Leave a comment below, I’m always looking for ideas.