C++ Without Fear: A Beginner's Guide That Makes You Feel Smart

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Pearson Education, Sep 14, 2004 - Computers - 528 pages

If you've always wanted to learn how to program a computer, or to learn the popular C++ programming language, here's the perfect book to get you started. You'll find everything you need patiently explained and clearly illustrated, from general programming concepts and techniques to the particulars of the C++ language. In no time, you'll be writing your own programs!

Yes, programming can be a complex task, and C++ is a language often used by professionals. In fact, many of the coolest games , graphics, and Internet applications are created with C++. But the language, like the monster on the cover, need not be all that fearsome. Broken down to its essentials, and enhanced by simple examples and practical exercises, you'll be amazed at the quick progress you can make.

With C++ Without Fear , you will

  • Learn the basics of C++ programming
  • Get started writing your own programs
  • See how and why each piece of a program does what it does
  • Create useful and reusable program code
  • Understand object-oriented programming--for once explained in simple, down-to-earth terms

Whether you wish to learn C++ programming for pleasure--and you'll discover here how much fun it can be--or might be considering a career in programming, this book is an intelligent first step.


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User Review  - donnag1948 - Overstock.com

Seems to cover most topics and with enough depth to cover most k.i.s.s. applications.Probably need more books in order to go all out . . . but I try not to. Read full review


1 Your First C++ Programs
2 Decisions Decisions
3 The Handy AllPurpose for Statement
Many Are Called
Weve Got Their Number
Getting a Handle on Data
Analyzing the Text
Electronic Storage
The StringParser Class
The String Class
What a Legacy
Object Independence
Appendix A C++ Operators
Appendix B Intrinsic Data Types
Appendix C C++ Syntax Summary
Appendix D ASCII Codes

9 Some Advanced Programming Techniques
10 Getting Yourself Object Oriented
11 The Fraction Class
If You Build It
Doing It with Class
Appendix E Common Library Functions
Appendix F Glossary of Terms

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About the author (2004)

Brian Overland has considerable experience programming with C++ and teaching basic techniques to others. For ten years at Microsoft, he worked as a C++ programmer and writer, as well as project leader--a unique combination that prepared him well to write lucid, accurate programming books. He is the author of six programming books in all, including C++ in Plain English, Third Edition John Wiley & Sons, 2001. Brian currently is the CEO of Storage Tech LLC, a pioneer in the area of digital record storage.

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