C++ Primer Plus

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Sams Publishing, 2002 - Computers - 1098 pages
C Primer Plus is a conversational-style book aimed at those new to C programming. A friendly and easy-to-use self-study guide, this book will be appropriate for serious students of programming, as well as developers proficient in other languages with a desire to better understand the fundamentals of this core language. As with all the editions, author Stephen Prata's aim has been to create an introduction to C that is instructive, clear, and helpful. Programming concepts are explained along with details of the C language; the book does not assume that you are a professional programmer. Many short, easily typed examples illustrate just one or two concepts at a time, since learning by doing is one of the most effective ways to master new information. Finally, review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter punctuate the most critical information and help readers digest the most difficult concepts. The text has been updated to accommodate the emergence of a new standard for C-C99.

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Well built, although I felt Mr Prata's "C primer plus" more precise and clearer, but that's certainly linked with the language itself.

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Currently reading through the book and have to say i am impressed. Learning C++ on my own and compared to other books I have read this makes the most sense. Although, the best way to learn is by trial-and-error and of course experimenting, this book will be a great reference in the future.

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About the author (2002)

Stephen Prata teaches astronomy, physics, and computer science at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. He received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Stephen has authored or coauthored over a dozen books for The Waite Group. He wrote The Waite GroupÕs New C Primer Plus, which received the Computer Press AssociationÕs 1990 Best How-to Computer Book Award and The Waite GroupÕs C++ Primer Plus, nominated for the Computer Press AssociationÕs Best How-to Computer Book Award in 1991.

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