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C++ for Dummies
     

C++ for Dummies

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by Stephen R. Davis
 

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If you’ve thought of programmers as elite intelligentsia who possess expertise (and perhaps genes) the rest of us will never have, think again. C++ For Dummies, 5th Edition, debunks the myths, blasts the barriers, shares the secrets, and gets you started. In fact, by the end of Chapter 1, you’ll be able to create a C++ program. OK, it

Overview

If you’ve thought of programmers as elite intelligentsia who possess expertise (and perhaps genes) the rest of us will never have, think again. C++ For Dummies, 5th Edition, debunks the myths, blasts the barriers, shares the secrets, and gets you started. In fact, by the end of Chapter 1, you’ll be able to create a C++ program. OK, it won’t be newest, flashiest video game, but it might be a practical, customized inventory control or record-keeping program.

Most people catch on faster when they actually DO something, so C++ For Dummies includes a CD-ROM that gives you all you need to start programming (except the guidance in the book, of course), including:

  • Dev-C, a full-featured, integrated C++ compiler and editor you install to get down to business
  • The source code for the programs in the book, including code for BUDGET, programs that demonstrate principles in the book
  • Documentation for the Standard Template Library
  • Online C++ help files

Written by Stephen Randy Davis, author of C++ Weekend Crash Course, C++ for Dummies, takes you through the programming process step-by-step. You’ll discover how to:

  • Generate an executable
  • Create source code, commenting it as you go and using consistent code indentation and naming conventions
  • Write declarations and name variables, and calculate expressions
  • Write and use a function, store sequences in arrays, and declare and use pointer variables
  • Understand classes and object-oriented programming
  • Work with constructors and destructors
  • Use inheritance to extend classes
  • Use stream I/O
  • Comment your code as you go, and use consistent code indentation and naming conventions
  • Automate programming with the Standard Template Library (STL)

C++ for Dummies 5th Edition is updated for the newest ANSI standard to make sure you’re up to code.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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. 27 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 9 days ago
Also have the pdf but if you are going to be reading this title on a nook ereader (like me) u may want to go ahead and buy it because the pdf foes not format well on the nook!
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