C++ For Dummies

C++ For Dummies

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by Stephen R. Davis
     
 

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Enter the world of computer programming with this step-by-step guide to the C++ language! C++ is a great introduction to object-oriented programming, and this friendly guide covers everything you need to know and nothing you don’t. You’ll write your first program by the end of Chapter 1.

C++ For Dummies, 6th Edition, helps you understand C++

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Overview

Enter the world of computer programming with this step-by-step guide to the C++ language! C++ is a great introduction to object-oriented programming, and this friendly guide covers everything you need to know and nothing you don’t. You’ll write your first program by the end of Chapter 1.

C++ For Dummies, 6th Edition, helps you understand C++ programming from the ground up. It’s full of examples to show you how things work, and it even explains “why”, so you understand how the pieces fit together. And the bonus CD includes a special code editor, an update GNU compiler, and all source code from the book to save you time.

  • Learn programming lingo and what terms like object-oriented, compiler, and executable mean, so you can write a program right away
  • See how to bundle sections of your code into modules that can be reused in different programs
  • Work with features of object-oriented programming such as classes, constructors, and destructors
  • Discover how the concept of inheritance is the key to effective C++ programming
  • Work with assignment operators, stream I/O, and other more advanced concepts, once you’ve grasped the basics

You’ll discover ten ways to avoid adding bugs to your programs, what pointers are and how to use them, how to work with strings, and some advanced features new to C++. C++ For Dummies, 6th Edition gets you up and running with this popular object-oriented language.

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Other languages get more ink nowadays. But C++ remains the workhorse in thousands (maybe millions) of programming shops. And it keeps getting better. One day, you will need to know it. Get ready, with C++ for Dummies, Fifth Edition.

Stephen Randy Davis assumes no prior knowledge -- of C++, C, or objects. He covers just about everything, from variables and math to memory management and stream I/O. All the book’s sample code is on CD-ROM, plus a complete C++ IDE.

Surprisingly, perhaps, this edition is nearly one-third new. You’ll find coverage of the new public domain C++ compiler, namespaces, and the latest updates to the ANSI and STL standards. The STL introduction will be invaluable to novice and experienced C++ programmers alike. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470317266
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/11/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen R. Davis is the bestselling author of several books on C++, including previous editions of C++ For Dummies. He has been programming for more than 30 years and presently works for L-3 Communications in the area of Homeland Defense.

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C++ For Dummies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
C++ for Dummies is a needed volume. The impact of the 2009 Standard is covered in the book and is the prime reason I purchased the book. The standard offers some subtle changes. Various compilers purporting to provide 2009 Standard support do not supply enough information. This book does provide the information and ways to verify the Standard support is present. The rest of the book is C++ (not Candand as the request for review suggests) through and through with the author's insight into classes, inheritance and streaming I/O. I have not as yet tried all the examples on the CD but with the book and the compiler to use, I should have no problems. It has been a long time since the 5th edition came out and this book is a needed update. Hopefully the author will update his website to alert others to the presence of this book (the 6th edition). For the money, this book is a great value.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give it a C++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't buy this book, but I did find a free pdf version of this entire book online. This is an excellent book for the beginners who want to go into programming.
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SCSI More than 1 year ago
This book does not give many examples and does a poor job showing getters and setters. If I could I would return the ebook and purchased a Deitel c++ book.
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Its good but its sppose to have a CD that come whith it
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Claude7264 More than 1 year ago
I'm in my repeat attempt at passing a class that teaches pseudo code and as a hidden benefit, we have to learn to translate it to C++. The text book doesn't teach C++, it teaches the aforementioned. This book came in so handy when I had to learn how to declare variables, how to start a program, how to assign values and so on. Yes, I'm at the basics. Never mind the title, the book is good! C
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Touted as a C++ book for experienced C programmers, this book gives a good beginning on OO design and concepts. However, if you already have a general idea of what that is, save yourself the money. This is NOT a reference book. It may be good for a beginning C programmer to transition to C++ with, but intermediate or advanced programmers of any language would be better off skimming this in the store or buying another book on OO methodology, and getting a C++ reference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking to dive into C++, this is the book for you. Stephen does a great job of elaborating and explaining why this happens when you do that, with a blissful amount of subtle humor. Awesomeness++;