"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2006 - Computers - 573 pages
Despite its highly adaptable and flexible nature, C++ is also one of the more complex programming languages to learn. Once mastered, however, it can help you organize and process information with amazing efficiency and quickness.
The C++ Cookbook will make your path to mastery much shorter. This practical, problem-solving guide is ideal if you're an engineer, programmer, or researcher writing an application for one of the legions of platforms on which C++ runs. The algorithms provided in C++ Cookbook will jump-start your development by giving you some basic building blocks that you don't have to develop on your own.
Less a tutorial than a problem-solver, the book addresses many of the most common problems you're likely encounter--whether you've been programming in C++ for years or you're relatively new to the language. Here are just some of the time-consuming tasks this book contains practical solutions for:
Typical of O'Reilly's "Cookbook" series, C++ Cookbook is written in a straightforward format, featuring recipes that contain problem statements and code solutions, and apply not to hypothetical situations, but those that you're likely to encounter. A detailed explanation then follows each recipe in order to show you how and why the solution works. This question-solution-discussion format is a proven teaching method, as any fan of the "Cookbook" series can attest to. This book will move quickly to the top of your list of essential C++ references.
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A very hard language, but eloquent explanation of what each and every step does. C++ reads from right to <left, sometimes the other way. An STL self-learning must have.
This is an excellent book for people in sciences. I have over 130 books for C and C++ but all they tell you is the story on how to work with C++, something not suited to the taste of a scientist. The Science and engineering section has some very useful starting codes which can be combined with other codes to develop more powerful codes. This book out of all has the perfect way of being used by a scientist for his/her work.
Great book! Bring out a next edition with an expanded science section!