Standard template library enables programmers to speed up application development using the built-in data structures and algorithms in their codes. The C++ Standard Library is a comprehensive guide to the updated library of classes, algorithms, functions, iterators, and containers and serves as the best reference to the current C++ 17 standard.Starting with the introduction and history of the standard library, this book goes on to demonstrate how quickly you can manipulate various C++ template classes while writing your applications. You’ll also learn in detail the four types of STL components. Then you’ll discover the best methods to analyze or modify a string. You’ll also learn how to make your application communicate with the outside world using input and output streams and how to use the non-owning string objects with regular strings.