Ivor Horton's Beginning ANSI C++: The Complete Language

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Written in the same style that has made Ivor Horton a best-selling author, this third edition of his popular title is a comprehensive, ground-up tutorial! The third edition has been completely revised and updated, and is ideal for self-taught students and scholars enrolled in structured courses. The text and examples are progressive; each topic builds and expands upon the previous topic. Further, the book provides in-depth coverage of class templates, including an introduction ...

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Overview

Written in the same style that has made Ivor Horton a best-selling author, this third edition of his popular title is a comprehensive, ground-up tutorial! The third edition has been completely revised and updated, and is ideal for self-taught students and scholars enrolled in structured courses. The text and examples are progressive; each topic builds and expands upon the previous topic. Further, the book provides in-depth coverage of class templates, including an introduction to the Standard Template Library.

No prior knowledge of any particular programming language is assumed; the only requirement is a basic appreciation of elementary programming concepts. If you understand the basic notions of how programs worklike branching and loopingthis book is for you! Horton demonstrates all language elements with complete working code examples, and includes practice exercises at the end of each chapter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590592274
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 1/8/2004
  • Series: Expert's Voice Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Upd
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1120
  • Sales rank: 524,477
  • Product dimensions: 2.19 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 6.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Ivor Horton is self-employed in consultancy and writes programming tutorials. He worked for IBM for many years and holds a bachelor's degree, with honors, in mathematics. Horton's experience at IBM includes programming in most languages (like assembler and high-level languages on a variety of machines), real-time programming, and designing and implementing real-time closed loop industrial control systems. He has extensive experience teaching programming to engineers and scientists (Fortran, PL/1, APL, etc.). Horton is an expert in mechanical, process, and electronic CAD systems; mechanical CAM systems; and DNC/CNC systems.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
About the Technical Reviewer
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Basic Ideas 1
Ch. 2 Basic Data Types and Calculations 35
Ch. 3 More on Holding Basic Data Types 91
Ch. 4 Choices and Decisions in Your Programs 139
Ch. 5 Loops: Repeating One or More Statements 177
Ch. 6 Arrays and Strings 215
Ch. 7 Pointers 279
Ch. 8 Programming with Functions 329
Ch. 9 More on Functions 377
Ch. 10 Program Files and Preprocessing Directives 419
Ch. 11 Creating Your Own Data Types 481
Ch. 12 Classes: Defining Your Own Data Types 515
Ch. 13 Class Operations 577
Ch. 14 Operator Overloading 617
Ch. 15 Inheritance 667
Ch. 16 Virtual Functions and Polymorphism 715
Ch. 17 Program Errors and Exception Handling 771
Ch. 18 Using Class Templates To Create Families of Classes 811
Ch. 19 Input and Output Operations 863
Ch. 20 Introducing the Standard Template Library 939
App. A ASCII Codes 1009
App. B C++ Keywords 1013
App. C Standard Library Headers 1015
App. D Operator Precedence and Associativity 1021
App. E Understanding Binary and Hexademical Numbers 1025
App. F Example Project 1033
Index 1039
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2005

    Good C++ Programming Begins Here

    The book is a comprehensive study of the C++ programming language while providing students with a solid foundation in structured programming. The author takes an approach that highlights the tenets of good programming practice while giving students answers to why specific topics should not be overlooked. The textbook includes exercises at the end of each chapter to help students reinforce the material covered in the examples and instruction. The author does not take the approach referred to as `code-mimick¿ teaching which means that students must be proactive in the programming process. Many books in the educational sect merely train students to copy source code and modify where needed which contradicts good programming practice doctrine. Ivor Horton does not take this stance in his book and although I am a seasoned programmer with many years of experience, I found the book worthwhile and worthy of being called an excellent learning tool for beginning/novice/advanced students. As a college instructor teaching programming courses, I would recommended this book as a good starting point for any student interested in becoming a serious C++ programmer in the business sect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2004

    A good beginners book, but not much more

    If you want a great easy to read introduction to programming using C++, this is a great book. You'll read it through once, and if you understand everything, you'll want to move on. I have been programming for 9 years, and I bought this book when it came out in 1998 (the first edition, I think) and I have never refered back to it. Again, it's a great first read, but not good reference. After this book you must buy The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2004

    The only C++ book you'll ever need

    Simply put, this is the best programming book I've ever read. Ivor Horton covers every little thing with great detail and no fluff. Unlike like most OO books, concepts such as polymorphism, encapsulation, and inheritance are not forced on you in the first chapter. In fact, objects are not introduced until chapter 12 which is why this book is so easy to follow if you don't have a background in java. I've been programming in C for five years and I know other C programmers will appreciate the order in which the material is introduced as well as it's depth. Great book and a great reference.

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