C++ Demystified

C++ Demystified

Paperback Demystified

By (author) Jeff Kent

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  • Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 230mm x 20mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 26 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0072253703
  • ISBN 13: 9780072253702
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 780,327

Product description

Minimal technical jargon, step-by-step discussions, and quizzes at the end of each chapter make this an easy-to-understand guide to C++ programming. Quickly learn what a programming language is and the anatomy of C++, then jump right into creating your own programs with expert guidance. Discover functions, objects, compilers, linkers, and much more along the way. For the fast and easy way to understanding the fundamentals of C++, this is the resource you need.

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Author information

Jeff Kent (Los Angeles, CA) is an assistant professor of computer science at Los Angeles Valley College. He teaches a number of programming languages, including Visual Basic, C++, and Java. In addition to teaching and other college duties, Jeff also manages a Windows NT network for a Los Angeles law firm and writes applications that integrate programming language applications, such as the Microsoft Office suite and Internet technologies. Jeff co-authored with David Jung Osborne's Visual Basic Annotated Archives.

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The fast and easy way to understanding the fundamentals of C++ If you're looking for an easy way to learn C++ and want to immediately start writing your own programs, this is the resource you need. The hands-on approach and step-by-step instructions guide you through each phase of C++ programming with easy-to-understand language from start to finish. Whether or not you have previous C++ experience, you'll get an excellent foundation here, discovering how computer programs and programming languages work. Next, you'll learn the basics of the language--what data types, variables, and operators are and what they do, then on to functions, arrays, loops, and beyond. With no unnecessary, time-consuming material included, plus quizzes at the end of each chapter and a final exam, you'll emerge a C++ pro, completing and running your very own complex programs in no time. Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, "C++ Demystified" is your shortcut to mastering C++. This one-of-a-kind self-teaching text offers: An easy way to understand C++ A quiz at the end of each chapter A final exam at the end of the book No unnecessary technical jargon A time-saving approach

Table of contents

1: How a C++ Program Works 2: Memory and Data Types 3: Variables 4: Arithmetic Operators 5: Making Decisions: if and switch Statements 6: Nested if Statements and Logical Operators 7: The For Loop 8: While and Do While Loops 9: Functions 10: Arrays 11: What's the Address? Pointers 12: Character, C-String, and C++ String Class Functions 13: Persistent Data: File Input and Output 14: The Road Ahead: Structures and Classes A: Final Exam B: Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam