Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++
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