"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. 020170353XB04062001
C++ (pronounced cee plus plus) is a general purpose programming language. It has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features, while also providing the facilities for low level memory manipulation. It is designed with a bias for systems programming (e.g. embedded systems, operating system kernels), with performance, efficiency and flexibility of use as its design requirements. C++ has also been found useful in many other contexts, including desktop applications, servers (e.g. e-commerce, web search, SQL), performance critical applications (e.g. telephone switches, space probes) and entertainment software, such as video games. It is a compiled language, with implementations of it available on many platforms. Various organizations provide them, including the FSF, LLVM, Microsoft and Intel. C++ is standardised by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which the latest (and current) having being ratified and published by ISO in September 2011 as ISO/IEC 14882:2011 (informally known as C++11). The C++ programming language was initially standardised in 1998 as ISO/IEC 14882:1998, which was then amended by the C++03, ISO/IEC 14882:2003, standard. The current standard (C++11) supersedes these, with new features and an enlarged standard library. Before standardization (1989 onwards), C++ was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs, starting in 1979, who wanted an efficient flexible language (like C) that also provided high level features for program organization. Many other programming languages have been influenced by C++, including C#, Java, and newer versions of C (after 1998).
Author: Andrew Koenig
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 1997
The authors begin by explaining why C++ is worth learning and then move on to the most important elements of C++. This book emphasizes understanding and practical use of the language. It explores the basics, covers inheritance and object-oriented programming, discusses templates and the powerful kind of abstraction they provide, and shows how to design and use libraries.
Author: Francis Glassborow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2006-07-06
An interactive and fun way to learn C++, one of the most popular high-level programming languages for graphic applications This unique, hands-on approach to learning C++ makes the experience fun and interesting by offering the opportunity for readers to get started on real coding Features numerous examples and project ideas as well as GUI and audio extensions so readers can get instant feedback - in addition to instant gratification from producing a program that works Written by one of the world's leading authorities on C and C++, the book includes invaluable reference sections at the end of each chapter Discusses modern C++ idioms, which are often neglected in other publications
Author: Marc Gregoire
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Essential reading for experienced developers who are determined to master the latest release of C++ Although C++ is often the language of choice from game programming to major commercial software applications, it is also one of the most difficult to master. With this no-nonsense book, you will learn to conquer the latest release of C++. The author deciphers little-known features of C++, shares detailed code examples that you can then plug into your own code, and reveals the significant changes to C++ that accompany the latest release. You'll discover how to design and build applications that solve real-world problems and then implement the solution using the full capabilities of the language. Appeals to experienced developers who are looking for a higher level of learning Drills down the extensive changes to the latest C++ standard, C++11, including enhancements made to run-time performance, standard library, language usability, and core language Zeroes in on explaining the more poorly understood elements of the C++ feature set and addresses common pitfalls to avoid Includes case studies that feature extensive, working code that has been tested on Windows and Linux platforms Intertwines text with useful tips, tricks, and workarounds Packed with best practices for programming, testing, and debugging applications, this book is vital for taking your C++ skills to the next level.
A Complete Guide to Programming in C++ was written for both students interested in learning the C++ programming language from scratch, and for advanced C++ programmers wishing to enhance their knowledge of C++.The chapters are organized to guide the reader from elementary language concepts to professional software development, with in-depth coverage of all the C++ language elements 'en route.' The order in which these elements are discussed reflects the goal of helping students create useful programs every step of the way.
Author: John Paul Mueller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Get ahead of the C++ curve to stay in the game C++ is the workhorse of programming languages and remains one of the most widely used programming languages today. It's cross-platform, multi-functional, and updates are typically open-source. The language itself is object-oriented, offering you the utmost control over data usage, interface, and resource allocation. If your job involves data, C++ proficiency makes you indispensable. C++ All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is your number-one handbook to C++ mastery. Author John Paul Mueller is a recognized authority in the computer industry, and your ultimate guide to C++. Mueller takes you through all things C++, including information relevant to the 2014 update. Learn how to work with objects and classes Conquer advanced programming and troubleshooting Discover how lambda expressions can make your code more concise and readable See Standard Library features, such as dynamic arrays, in action Online resources include source code from examples in the book as well as a C++ GNU compiler. If you need to learn C++, this is the fastest, most effective way to do it. C++ All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition will get you up and running quickly, so you can get to work producing code faster and better than ever.
An Introduction to Programming by the Inventor of C++ Preparation for Programming in the Real World The book assumes that you aim eventually to write non-trivial programs, whether for work in software development or in some other technical field. Focus on Fundamental Concepts and Techniques The book explains fundamental concepts and techniques in greater depth than traditional introductions. This approach will give you a solid foundation for writing useful, correct, maintainable, and efficient code. Programming with Today's C++ (C++11 and C++14) The book is an introduction to programming in general, including object-oriented programming and generic programming. It is also a solid introduction to the C++ programming language, one of the most widely used languages for real-world software. The book presents modern C++ programming techniques from the start, introducing the C++ standard library and C++11 and C++14 features to simplify programming tasks. For Beginners--And Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New The book is primarily designed for people who have never programmed before, and it has been tested with many thousands of first-year university students. It has also been extensively used for self-study. Also, practitioners and advanced students have gained new insight and guidance by seeing how a master approaches the elements of his art. Provides a Broad View The first half of the book covers a wide range of essential concepts, design and programming techniques, language features, and libraries. Those will enable you to write programs involving input, output, computation, and simple graphics. The second half explores more specialized topics (such as text processing, testing, and the C programming language) and provides abundant reference material. Source code and support supplements are available from the author's website.
Coming to grips with C++11 and C++14 is more than a matter of familiarizing yourself with the features they introduce (e.g., auto type declarations, move semantics, lambda expressions, and concurrency support). The challenge is learning to use those features effectively—so that your software is correct, efficient, maintainable, and portable. That’s where this practical book comes in. It describes how to write truly great software using C++11 and C++14—i.e. using modern C++. Topics include: The pros and cons of braced initialization, noexcept specifications, perfect forwarding, and smart pointer make functions The relationships among std::move, std::forward, rvalue references, and universal references Techniques for writing clear, correct, effective lambda expressions How std::atomic differs from volatile, how each should be used, and how they relate to C++'s concurrency API How best practices in "old" C++ programming (i.e., C++98) require revision for software development in modern C++ Effective Modern C++ follows the proven guideline-based, example-driven format of Scott Meyers' earlier books, but covers entirely new material. "After I learned the C++ basics, I then learned how to use C++ in production code from Meyer's series of Effective C++ books. Effective Modern C++ is the most important how-to book for advice on key guidelines, styles, and idioms to use modern C++ effectively and well. Don't own it yet? Buy this one. Now". -- Herb Sutter, Chair of ISO C++ Standards Committee and C++ Software Architect at Microsoft