Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

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Addison-Wesley, 2000 - Computers - 336 pages

"This is a first-rate introductory book that takes a practical approach to solving problems using C++. It covers a much wider scope of C++ programming than other introductory books I've seen, and in a surprisingly compact format. "--Dag BrUck, founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee

"The authors present a clear, cogent introduction to C++ programming in a way that gets the student writing nontrivial programs immediately."--Stephen Clamage, Sun Microsystems, Inc., and chair of the ANSI C++ committee

"Anyone reading just this one book and working through the examples and exercises will have the same skills as many professional programmers."--Jeffrey D. Oldham, Stanford University

Why is "Accelerated C++" so effective? Because it

  • Starts with the most useful concepts rather than the most primitive ones: "You can begin writing programs immediately."
  • Describes real problems and solutions, not just language features: "You see not only what each feature is, but also how to use it."
  • Covers the language and standard library together: "You can use the library right from the start."
The authors proved this approach in their professional-education course at Stanford University, where students learned how to write substantial programs on their first day in the classroom.

Whether you are eager to get started writing your first C++ programs, or you are already using C++ and seeking deeper understanding, the authors' unique approach and expertise make "Accelerated C++" an indispensable addition to your library.

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Very good book on teaching a highly useful paradigm of C++ programming. This book gives very good examples, and is an excellent starting-off point for someone looking to develop projects in C++. The ... Read full review


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Andrew Koenig is a member of the Large-Scale Programming Research Department at AT&T's Shannon Laboratory, and the Project Editor of the C++ standards committee. A programmer for more than 30 years, 15 of them in C++, he has published more than 150 articles about C++, and speaks on the topic worldwide.

Barbara E. Moo is an independent consultant with 20 years' experience in the software field. During her nearly 15 years at AT&T, she worked on one of the first commercial products ever written in C++, managed the company's first C++ compiler project, and directed the development of AT&T's award-winning WorldNet Internet service business.


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