C++ from the Ground Up

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Osborne McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1994 - C+ - 548 pages
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All you need to learn C++ is C++ from the Ground Up, written by master C++ programmer Herb Schildt. With C++ fast becoming the professional programmer's language of choice, you'll want to start programming in C++ as quickly as possible. Schildt understands this and gets right to the point in this fast-paced, no-nonsense guide to learning C++. As you may already know, C++ is built on the foundation of C. For this reason, Schildt teaches you just the C you'll need so you can quickly move on to the meat of C++, including its object-oriented features. Schildt's clear instructions, practical examples, and valuable tips put this book in a class by itself. Written in the clear, uncompromising style that has made Schildt's programming books the choice of millions worldwide, C++ from the Ground Up starts with an overview of C++ and the general form of a C++ program. You'll then progress to the fundamentals of C++ programming, including control statements, operators, variables, expressions, and data types. From this foundation, you'll then delve into functions; pointers and references; classes and objects; function and operator overloading; constructors and destructors; templates; exception handling; inheritance; virtual functions; the C++ I/O system; the preprocessor; the principles behind Object-Oriented Programming (OOP); and much, much more. Unlike other C++ programming books, C++ from the Ground Up adheres to the draft ANSI C++ standard, so you will be learning the most up-to-date specification of C++, the version supported by all major C++ compilers. Therefore, what you learn today will still apply tomorrow. If you're ready to start using the power and versatility of C++ - whether youprogram in DOS, Windows, OS/2, Unix, or any other operating system - Schildt's C++ from the Ground Up is the ideal book for you.

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Contents

The Story of
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An Overview of C++ l
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Introducing Variables Constants
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Copyright

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Herbert Schildt is a leading authority on C#, C, C++, and Java. His programming books have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide and have been translated into all major foreign languages. Herb is the author of numerous bestsellers, including C# 3.0: The Complete Reference, C++: The Complete Reference, and Java: The Complete Reference.

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