C++: A Beginner's Guide, 3rd Edition

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9780071634663: C++:  A Beginner's Guide, 3rd Edition

Essential C++ skills made easy!

Written by top-selling programming author Herb Schildt, C++: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition is fully updated to cover the new features in C++. The book includes two new chapters and integrates a significant portion of new material into existing chapters.

This hands-on, self-paced guide offers full coverage of C++, the premier language of high-performance systems software development. You’ll learn about concepts, multithreading, regular expressions, lambda expressions, new keywords, upgrades to the for loop, and much more. Get started programming with C++ right away and get up to speed on all of the new features. Ready-to-use code is available for download.

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills & Concepts—Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert—Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This—Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes—Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips—Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Cautions—Errors and pitfalls to avoid
  • Annotated Syntax—Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

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From the Back Cover:

Essential Skills for First-Time Programmers

Expert programming author Herb Schildt has created the ultimate guide to C++, the language of choice for high-performance software. This easy-to-follow guide covers all core C++ concepts, including control statements, data types, arrays, strings, classes, objects, and functions. You'll then move on to overloading, exception handling, inheritance, virtual functions, polymorphism, and I/O. Coverage of some of C++'s most advanced features, such as templates, is also included. Start programming in C++ the right way with this authoritative, step-by-step guide.

This Beginner's Guide is Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Modules--Each concept is divided into logical modules (chapters), ideal for individualized learning
  • Goals--Each module opens with the specific skills you'll have by the end of the module
  • Ask the Expert--Q&A sections throughout are filled with extra information and interesting commentary
  • 1-Minute Drills--Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress
  • Annotated Syntax--Example code annotated with commentary that points to the particular technique illustrated
  • Projects--Exercises contained in each module show how to apply what you are learning
  • Mastery Checks--End-of-module reviews that test your knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and simple coding questions

About the Author:

Herb Schildt is the world's leading programming author, whose books have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. His acclaimed books include Java: The Complete Reference, C++: The Complete Reference and C#: The Complete Reference.

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