C++ For Dummies

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Wiley, May 3, 2004 - Computers - 432 pages
If you’ve thought of programmers as elite intelligentsia who possess expertise (and perhaps genes) the rest of us will never have, think again. C++ For Dummies, 5th Edition, debunks the myths, blasts the barriers, shares the secrets, and gets you started. In fact, by the end of Chapter 1, you’ll be able to create a C++ program. OK, it won’t be newest, flashiest video game, but it might be a practical, customized inventory control or record-keeping program.

Most people catch on faster when they actually DO something, so C++ For Dummies includes a CD-ROM that gives you all you need to start programming (except the guidance in the book, of course), including:

  • Dev-C, a full-featured, integrated C++ compiler and editor you install to get down to business
  • The source code for the programs in the book, including code for BUDGET, programs that demonstrate principles in the book
  • Documentation for the Standard Template Library
  • Online C++ help files

Written by Stephen Randy Davis, author of C++ Weekend Crash Course, C++ for Dummies, takes you through the programming process step-by-step. You’ll discover how to:

  • Generate an executable
  • Create source code, commenting it as you go and using consistent code indentation and naming conventions
  • Write declarations and name variables, and calculate expressions
  • Write and use a function, store sequences in arrays, and declare and use pointer variables
  • Understand classes and object-oriented programming
  • Work with constructors and destructors
  • Use inheritance to extend classes
  • Use stream I/O
  • Comment your code as you go, and use consistent code indentation and naming conventions
  • Automate programming with the Standard Template Library (STL)

C++ for Dummies 5th Edition is updated for the newest ANSI standard to make sure you’re up to code.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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C++ remains a strong contender among object-oriented programming languages (see Computer Media, LJ 6/1/03), and updated guides are always useful. C++for Dummies assumes no previous programming ... Read full review

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Really good book. Very easy to understand (Easy enough for beginners) but gets to the hard stuff at just the right pace to keep people who know a little hooked.
The only problem is where is the
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main (int nNumberofArgs, char* pszArgs[])
{
cout << "Hello W0rld \n";
system ("Pause");
return 0;
}
i mean really who does'nt do the Hello World, its like a pre- rec
 

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About the author (2004)

Stephen Randy Davis is the best-selling author of numerous books and articles including "C++ for Dummies", "C++ Weekend Crash Course", "C# for Dummies" and "C# Weekend Crash Course".  Mr. Davis has been programming for over 30 years. He currently works for L-3 Communications in the area of Homeland Defense.

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