C++: an introduction to computing

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Prentice Hall, 1995 - Computers - 1173 pages
Good documentation techniques and habits are modeled in examples to help readers learn the importance of writing maintainable programs.-- Includes an introduction to the ANSI standard template library.-- This edition uses the spiral approach to learning, in which central topics are introduced early, and then revisited in increasing detail throughout the book.-- Pedagogy includes chapter objectives, chapter summaries, real world applications, quick quizzes, code warriors, and programming problems.Introduces key ideas behind object-oriented programming in an intuitive and unintimidating way. The book gives readers a solid introduction to traditional computing, scalar objects, and the concepts of reusability, control structures, functions and parameter passing, and modular programming and then proceeds to non-scalar (class) objects, to more fully illustrate the power of C++ objects. The book uses multiple examples and pragmatic, realistic programs to illustrate topics. Reusable program components and good documentation, for easily maintainable programs, are emphasized in both the resentation and examples.

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Joel Adams is Professor of Computer Science at Calvin College, and has been teaching undergraduate computer science since 1984. He spends each July directing the Imaginary Worlds Camp, teaching middle school students how to program using Alice. He spent the Fall 2005 semester at Carnegie Mellon as a member of the Alice team.

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