Using the ADAPTIVE Communication Environment C++ Framework

In this hands-on course, you will learn how to implement Interprocess Communication (IPC) mechanisms using the ACE (ADAPTIVE Communication Environment) IPC Service Access Point (SAP) classes and the Acceptor/Connector pattern. The course will also show you how to use a Reactor in event demultiplexing and dispatching; how to  implement thread-safe applications using the ACE thread encapsulation class categories; and how to identify appropriate ACE components to use for your specific application needs.

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  • Implement IPC mechanisms using the IPC SAP classes and the acceptor/connector pattern
  • Utilize a reactor in event demultiplexing and dispatching
  • Implement thread-safe applications using the thread encapsulation class categories
  • Identify appropriate ACE components


To get the most out of this course, we recommend students are comfortable with the C++ language (including templates), software development in a Unix or NT environment, and client-server architecture and network programming concepts.

Duration & Format

4 days (24 hours)

This course can be conducted at your location or in our Midwest training lab (12140 Woodcrest Executive Drive; St. Louis, MO. 63141).


The following topics are covered in this course:

  • ACE architecture and components
  • How to access operating system services
  • Overview of network programming interfaces
  • Network programming using TCP and UDP classes in ACE
  • Acceptor and connector patterns
  • Event demultiplexing with the reactor
  • Implementing event handlers for I/O, timers, and signals
  • Thread management and synchronization
  • Shared-memory allocators and specialized local-memory allocators
  • Dynamic configuration with the service configurator
  • Message queues and stream processing
  • Logging and debugging

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