C++ for Dummies

C++ for Dummies

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by Stephen R. Davis
     
 

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Tired of weighty programming manuals jammed with jumbled jargon? C++ For Dummies, 3rd Edition, gets right to the point! With this easy-to-follow reference, you'll figure out all the features of C++ -- and why you need them --and you'll develop complete C++ programs in no time.

Inside, find helpful advice on how to

  • Brush up on C++ expressions,

Overview

Tired of weighty programming manuals jammed with jumbled jargon? C++ For Dummies, 3rd Edition, gets right to the point! With this easy-to-follow reference, you'll figure out all the features of C++ -- and why you need them --and you'll develop complete C++ programs in no time.

Inside, find helpful advice on how to

  • Brush up on C++ expressions, pointers, and structures
  • Find out how non-object-oriented features -- variables, functions, and stream I/O -- work in C++
  • Get the lowdown on object-oriented programming
  • Add class to C++ -- streamline your programming with reusable classes
  • Avoid bugs and handle errors
  • Add new capabilities to existing classes by using inheritance functions
  • Tweak your programming environment with C++ optional features -- access control specifiers, operator overloading, and object validation
  • Recognize the differences among the various compiler options, including Borland, Microsoft, Turbo, and Symantec

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...remains a strong contender among object-oriented programming languages". (Library Journal, October 1, 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764568527
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/17/2004
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Randy Davis is the best-selling author of numerous books and articles including "C++ for Dummies", "C++ Weekend Crash Course", "C# for Dummies" and "C# Weekend Crash Course".  Mr. Davis has been programming for over 30 years. He currently 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. 26 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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cbsarver More than 1 year ago
Both of my children enjoy this book and refer back to it when needed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've seen some bad reviews of this book, people saying that it's not a good starter, it's complex, it's only good for reference, etc, but I can't say I agree with these. I used this book to learn C++ as my first language, and I still say this is the best I've ever read. It's by no means an easy read, but it's definitely worth it. Since then, I've learned a few other languages (VB, VBA, Java, and Javascript) and the information and logic in this book has served me well through all of it. If you want to start programming and you're looking for a place to start, I can't think of anywhere but this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't recommend reading this book if you've never programmed before or you are searching for a primary readng book for learning C++. It's a good reference for C++ programmers but it is probably to hard for a beginner of programming to start with. Recommendeded ONLY if you need a reference. If you are new to programming, look up 'beginning programming' in the 'For dummies' series and Visual Basic 6 in the for dummies series as well, those are better starter books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers the material it claims but there are multiple errors in the programs written in the book. This lack of attention to detail is found in the often confusing and imprecisely written explanations. I would recommend this book as a casual reference or supplimentary text but not as a primary source of studying C++.
Guest More than 1 year ago
GOOD BOOK FOR BEGINNERS!!! BUY IT TO LEARN QUICK AND PAINLESSLY
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.