Exploring C++: The Programmer's Introduction to C++

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Apress, Dec 18, 2008 - Computers - 725 pages

This is a book about learning by doing and is aimed at programmers familiar with programming, but not C++. The key exercises are not simply listed at the end of the chapter, but are integrated into the main text. Readers work hands-on throughout the book. Each lesson poses numerous questions, asking readers to write answers directly in the book. The book includes answers to all questions, so readers can check their work. These exercises are not simple cookbook-style recipes (e.g., "Write a program to do xyz"). Instead, they are explorations—structured labs that guide readers through a series of steps to highlight specific features of C++.

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A head first approach to the c++ language, it assumes a working knowledge of programming and it would be desirable for the reader to already know C. There are better books out there, but this one immerses you in c++ from the first pages and if that is what you require, this book will get you there. For the new programmer this book might be something of a stretch. 

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Ray Lischner has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Caltech and a master's in computer science from Oregon State University. He worked as a software developer for a dozen years, at big and small companies across the U.S., using PL/I, C, C++, Delphi, Smalltalk, and various assembly languages on both large and small systems. He has been self-employed as a consultant, trainer, and author for the last 10 years. Ray taught computer science at Oregon State University for several years and specialized in teaching introductory computer programming. He taught courses in C and C++ and software engineering.