C++ Without Fear: A Beginner's Guide that Makes You Feel Smart
  • C++ Without Fear: A Beginner's Guide that Makes You Feel Smart
  • C++ Without Fear: A Beginner's Guide that Makes You Feel Smart

C++ Without Fear: A Beginner's Guide that Makes You Feel Smart

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by Brian Overland
     
 

If you've always wanted to learn how to program a computer, or to learn the popular C++ programming language, here's the perfect book and CD to get you started. You'll find everything you need patiently explained and clearly illustrated, from general programming concepts and techniques to the particulars of the C++ language. In no time, you'll be

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Overview

If you've always wanted to learn how to program a computer, or to learn the popular C++ programming language, here's the perfect book and CD to get you started. You'll find everything you need patiently explained and clearly illustrated, from general programming concepts and techniques to the particulars of the C++ language. In no time, you'll be writing your own programs!

Yes, programming can be a complex task, and C++ is a language often used by professionals. In fact, many of the coolest games , graphics, and Internet applications are created with C++. But the language, like the monster on the cover, need not be all that fearsome. Broken down to its essentials, and enhanced by simple examples and practical exercises, you'll be amazed at the quick progress you can make.

With C++ Without Fear, you will

  • Learn the basics of C++ programming
  • Get started writing your own programs
  • See how and why each piece of a program does what it does
  • Create useful and reusable program code
  • Understand object-oriented programming—for once explained in simple, down-to-earth terms

Whether you wish to learn C++ programming for pleasure—and you'll discover here how much fun it can be—or might be considering a career in programming, this book is an intelligent first step.

The accompanying CD-ROM contains a free C++ compiler for writing and running C++ programs, which will let you get started right away. It also includes all the examples and answers to all the exercises in the book. The CD-ROM will run on any PC running MS-DOS or Windows.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321246950
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Edition description:
Book & CD-ROM
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
9.16(w) x 7.24(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Your first C++ programs1
Ch. 2Decisions, decisions33
Ch. 3The handy, all-purpose "for" statement65
Ch. 4Functions : many are called81
Ch. 5Arrays : we've got their number111
Ch. 6Pointers : getting a handle on data139
Ch. 7Strings : analyzing the text163
Ch. 8Files : electronic storage197
Ch. 9Some advanced programming techniques219
Ch. 10Getting yourself object oriented245
Ch. 11The fraction class261
Ch. 12Constructors : if you build it ...291
Ch. 13Operator functions : doing it with class313
Ch. 14What's "new" : the stringparser class343
Ch. 15What's "this" : the string class363
Ch. 16Inheritance : what a legacy385
Ch. 17Polymorphism : object independence413
App. AC++ operators435
App. BIntrinsic data types439
App. CC++ syntax summary441
App. DASCII codes451
App. ECommon library functions453

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