Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++

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Addison-Wesley, 2009 - Computers - 1236 pages
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An Introduction to Programming by the Inventor of C++

 

Preparation for Programming in the Real World

 

The book assumes that you aim eventually to write non-trivial programs, whether for work in software development or in some other technical field.

 

Focus on Fundamental Concepts and Techniques

 

The book explains fundamental concepts and techniques in greater depth than traditional introductions. This approach will give you a solid foundation for writing useful, correct, maintainable, and efficient code.

 

Programming with Today's C++

 

The book is an introduction to programming in general, including object-oriented programming and generic programming. It is also a solid introduction to the C++ programming language, one of the most widely used languages for real-world software. The book presents modern C++ programming techniques from the start, introducing the C++ standard library to simplify programming tasks.

 

For Beginners-And Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New

 

The book is primarily designed for people who have never programmed before, and it has been tested with more than 1,000 first-year university students. However, practitioners and advanced students will gain new insight and guidance by seeing how a recognized master approaches the elements of his art.

 

Provides a Broad View

 

The first half of the book covers a wide range of essential concepts, design and programming techniques, language features, and libraries. Those will enable you to write programs involving input, output, computation, and simple graphics. The second half explores more specialized topics, such as text processing and testing, and provides abundant reference material. Source code and support supplements are available from the author's website.

 

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Review: Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++

User Review  - Joecolelife - Goodreads

I agree with Hubert above. This book is great for the "advanced beginner". I too have been through several of the shorter, more to the point, "teach yourself C++"-style books. I am glad that I did ... Read full review

Review: Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++

User Review  - Arthur - Goodreads

This is a very nice guide for the basic-intermediates of c++, though you could probably learn everything in this book through Bjarne's website and internet forums. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++, the author of The C++ Programming Language, The Annotated C++ Reference Manual, and The Design and Evolution of C++, and the consulting editor of Addison-Wesley's C++ In-Depth Series. Having previously worked at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs-Research, he currently is the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science Professor at Texas A&M University. The recipient of numerous honors, including the Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming Award (2008), Dr. Stroustrup is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an AT&T Fellow, an AT&T Bell Laboratories Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and an ACM Fellow. His research interests include distributed systems, simulation, design, programming techniques, software development tools, and programming languages, and he remains actively involved in the ANSI/ISO standardization of C++. Dr. Stroustrup holds an advanced degree from the University of Aarhus in his native Denmark and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cambridge University, England.

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