Developed from years of seminars given all over the world, this book takes the C programmer on the easiest route into C++ proficiency: by moving step-by-step from what you already know.
Despite C++'s syntactic similarities to C, the two languages are fundamentally different in nature--a fact that can complicate the task of learning C++ if you already know C. Thinking in C++ explains C++ to C programmers not just from the perspective of writing code, but from the perspective of software engineering and design--how do you conceptualize programs that exploit C++'s capabilities? With readable prose, Bruce Eckel offers a compelling explanation of what object-oriented languages in general and C++ in particular have to offer and teaches you how to apply it. The book covers not only introductory topics but advanced ones such as multiple inheritance and templates.
Key Benefit: Thinking in C++ is a no-nonsense guide to C++ for C programmers, using a step-by-step, classroom-proven approach. This book is ideal for anyone already familiar with C, who now wants to learn C++, with its new features and object-oriented paradigm. Bruce Eckel has synthesized years of C++ teaching and programming experience into a well-structured course that moves step-by-step through each important C++ concept, making sure it's understood before moving on to the next. Along the way, Eckel highlights poorly-understood C++ features like virtual functions, which can dramatically improve productivity. Key Topics: The book contains examples and exercises throughout. Source code is freely available on the Internet and CompuServe. The author is both a founding and voting member of the ANSI C++ Committee. Market: Thinking in C++ is ideal for anyone already familiar with C, who now wants to learn C++, with its new features and object-oriented paradigm.
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