Professional C++ Programmingby Nicholas A. Solter, Scott J. Kleper
C++ is one of the most popular programming languages, but this fast and powerful language is also notoriously complex. Many useful aspects of C++ remain a mystery to even the most experienced programmers. Too often, programming books concentrate more on the syntax of the language and less on its real-world applications. This code-intensive, practical guide changes… See more details below
C++ is one of the most popular programming languages, but this fast and powerful language is also notoriously complex. Many useful aspects of C++ remain a mystery to even the most experienced programmers. Too often, programming books concentrate more on the syntax of the language and less on its real-world applications. This code-intensive, practical guide changes that by teaching all facets of C++ development, including effective application design, testing, and debugging. You'll learn simple, powerful techniques used by C++ professionals, little-known features that will make your life easier, and reusable coding patterns that will bring your basic C++ skills to the professional level.
After a quick review of C++ fundamentals, the authors launch into teaching you how to use C++ in your daily work. They show you various programming methodologies and good programming style, as well as ways to increase the quality of your code and improve your programming efficiency. You'll discover how to write cross-language and cross-platform code, how to perform unit testing and regression testing, and how to use the standard C++ library. By the end of the book you'll be armed with a wealth of reusable coding patterns that can be applied to all your projects.
You will be able to master the C++ language with all its idiosyncrasies, and take advantage of its powerful capabilities for large-scale software development.
What you will learn from this book
- Different programming methodologies and high-quality programming styles
- Ways to take advantage of C++ for large-scale software development
- Methods to ensure bug-free code
- An appreciation for object-oriented design
- How to use libraries and patterns to write better codewith less work
- The best ways to manage memory in C++
- Techniques for input and output
Who this book is for
This book is for programmers and developers who want to take their C++ skills to the professional level. Some knowledge of basic C++ or significant experience with C and/or Java is required, as well as a solid foundation in programming fundamentals and familiarity with a compiler.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
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I did a bunch of classes in C++ when I was in college, but haven't touched the language in 5 years, preferring to work in Java or C# for the most part. I picked up this book when I needed to start working on some high-performance work for my company and figured C++ would be the way to go. This book did a great job of covering the basics of the language which were very messed up in my head by the other two, and going over all the topics that you need to work with C++ in a professional development environment. Coverage of extras like XML processing and CORBA just added to the value.