Problem Solving with C++: The Object of Programming / Edition 1

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Enables readers to efficiently master the fundamentals of C++ and object-oriented programming, while imparting skills that are valuable with virtually any contemporary programming language. Writing in a friendly, highly motivational style, Walter Savitch begins with an overview of programming and problem-solving, then walks through all the fundamentals of C++ development. Coverage includes: variables, assignments, I/O, data types, expressions, flow control, functions, arrays, strings, vectors, pointers, and recursion, along with complete chapters on inheritance, exception handling, and templates. From start to finish, Savitch presents C++ examples in the context of complete, executable programs that are available for download. This edition fully embraces the latest ANSI/ISO standards, features an all-new chapter on the STL, and includes expanded coverage of namespaces. Improvements also include: access to Addison-Wesley's exclusive online CodeMate program competency builder; an all-new, full-color design, and many new exercises. For anyone who wants to master object-oriented programming with C++: both those who have experience with other languages, and those learning programming for the first time

Based on the idea that readers are more likely to use a method successfully if they learn it early, this introductory C++ programming book opens with basic control structures and defining functions. The book has a motivational writing style and careful explanations that guide readers through each topic, building an understanding of C++ and good programming techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805374407
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 9/1/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to computers and C++ programming 1
Ch. 2 C++ basics 35
Ch. 3 Procedural abstraction and functions that return a value 97
Ch. 4 Functions for all subtasks 155
Ch. 5 I/O streams as an introduction to objects and classes 199
Ch. 6 Defining classes 269
Ch. 7 More flow of control 333
Ch. 8 Friends and overloaded operators 403
Ch. 9 Separate compilation and namespaces 455
Ch. 10 Arrays 491
Ch. 11 Strings and vectors 567
Ch. 12 Pointers and dynamic arrays 615
Ch. 13 Recursion 661
Ch. 14 Templates 701
Ch. 15 Pointers and linked lists 729
Ch. 16 Inheritance 771
Ch. 17 Exception handling 821
Ch. 18 Standard template library 851
App. 1 C++ keywords 901
App. 2 Precedence of operators 902
App. 3 The ASCII character set 904
App. 4 Some library functions 905
App. 5 The assert statement 912
App. 6 Inline functions 913
App. 7 Overloading the array index square brackets 914
App. 8 The this pointer 916
App. 9 Overloading operators as member operators 918
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2006

    suitable for a beginner

    [A review of the 5TH EDITION.] Savitch updates his successful C++ text into this 5th edition. Since I never used his earlier editions, I won't speak as to the differences between this edition and those. He explains C++ in sufficient detail that a reader completely new to programming should be able to follow. It should be emphasised that the reader does not even need any procedural programming experience. Whereas in some customary teachings of C++ or other OO languages, it might be assumed that you have first cut your teeth on C or something similar. There is a good discussion of namespaces. Which the new reader might not appreciate the importance of, initially. But for scaling your code, especially if several programmers are working on the same project, and to incorporate external code, namespaces are a crucial enabler. When he discusses inheritance, the emphasis is on single inheritance. Which is probably all to the good, for a newcomer to C++. The fancy manipulations possible with multiple inheritance can also led to code that is very hard to maintain. Here, perhaps, there is an unspoken influence of Java. Prior to Java's existance, C++ texts often spoke of how powerful multiple inheritance is. But Java demonstrated that you can have a useful OO language with only single inheritance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2004

    Oh boy...

    I am learning C++, and this is my textbook. Different subjects are not explained well. Practice problems include code that was not explained in that chapter that it exists. Horrible book- Looking for something that can clear up the whole language.

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