C++ For Dummies

C++ For Dummies

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If you've thought of programmers as elite intelligentsia who possess expertise (and perhaps genes) the rest of us will never have, think again. "C++ For Dummies, 5th Edition", debunks the myths, blasts the barriers, shares the secrets, and gets you started. In fact, by the end of Chapter 1, you'll be able to create a C++ program. OK, it won't be newest, flashiest video game, but it might be a practical, customized inventory control or record keeping program.Most people catch on faster when they actually DO something, so "C++ For Dummies" includes a CD ROM that gives you all you need to start programming (except the guidance in the book, of course), including: Dev C, a full featured, integrated C++ compiler and editor you install to get down to business; the source code for the programs in the book, including code for Budget, programs that demonstrate principles in the book; documentation for the Standard Template Library; online C++ help files written by Stephen Randy Davis, author of "C++ Weekend Crash Course", "C++ for Dummies", takes you through the programming process step by step.You'll discover how to: generate an executable; create source code, commenting it as you go and using consistent code indentation and naming conventions; write declarations and name variables, and calculate expressions; write and use a function, store sequences in arrays, and declare and use pointer variables; understand classes and object oriented programming; work with constructors and destructors; use inheritance to extend classes; use stream I/O; comment your code as you go, and use consistent code indentation and naming conventions; and automate programming with the Standard Template Library (STL). "C++ for Dummies 5th Edition" is updated for the newest ANSI standard to make sure you're up to code. Note: CD ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 432 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0764568523
  • 9780764568527
  • 1,258,260

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Introduction to C++ Programming. Chapter 1: Writing Your First C++ Program. Chapter 2: Declaring Variables Constantly. Chapter 3: Performing Mathematical Operations. Chapter 4: Performing Logical Operations. Chapter 5: Controlling Program Flow. Part II: Becoming a Functional C++ Programmer. Chapter 6: Creating Functions. Chapter 7: Storing Sequences in Arrays. Chapter 8: Taking a First Look at C++ Pointers. Chapter 9: Taking a Second Look at C++ Pointers. Chapter 10: Debugging C++. Part III: Introduction to Classes. Chapter 11: Examining Object-Oriented Programming. Chapter 12: Adding Class to C++. Chapter 13: Making Classes Work. Chapter 14: Point and Stare at Objects. Chapter 15: Protecting Members: Do Not Disturb. Chapter 16: "Why Do You Build Me Up, Just to Tear Me Down, Baby?" Chapter 17: Making Constructive Arguments. Chapter 18: Copying the Copy Copy Copy Constructor. Chapter 19: Static Members: Can Fabric Softener Help? Part IV: Inheritance. Chapter 20: Inheriting a Class. Chapter 21: Examining Virtual Member Functions: Are They for Real? Chapter 22: Factoring Classes. Part V: Optional Features. Chapter 23: A New Assignment Operator, Should You Decide to Accept It. Chapter 24: Using Stream I/O. Chapter 25: Handling Errors - Exceptions. Chapter 26: Inheriting Multiple Inheritance. Chapter 27: Tempting C++ Templates. Chapter 28: Standardizing on the Standard Template Library. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 29: Ten Ways to Avoid Adding Bugs to Your Program. Chapter 30: The Ten Most Important Optional Features of Dev-C++. Appendix: About the CD. Bonus Chapters on the CD-ROM! Bonus Chapter 1: A Functional Budget Program. Bonus Chapter 2: Using Visual C++.NET. Index.show more

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"...remains a strong contender among object-oriented programming languages". (Library Journal, October 1, 2004)show more

About Stephen R. Davis

Stephen Randy Davis is the best-selling author of numerous books and articles including "C++ for Dummies", "C++ Weekend Crash Course", "C# for Dummies" and "C# Weekend Crash Course". Mr. Davis has been programming for over 30 years. He currently works for L-3 Communications in the area of Homeland Defense.show more

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