This book teaches you to program in C++, assuming no prior knowledge of programming. The methodology used is to explain the principles of good programming, and then illustrate each of them in the context of a realistic, although simple program. This approach differs from that of the vast majority of C++ books now available, which assume facility with C progamming.
From the Foreword by Edward Yourdon:
"...This is the best technical book I've read since 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' appeared in the mid-1970s." Computer programming isn't really mysterious, or at least it doesn't have to be when it is explained as clearly and simply as it is in this book. You don't need any prior background in programming to follow Steve Heller's gentle step-by-step path to programming in C++--even experienced programmers can read it without feeling patronized.
* Training wheels approach makes a difficult topic far more accessible, with a C++ class library designed specifically for teaching the language
* C++ compiler enclosed on CD-ROM, along with examples from book and C++ 'Training Wheels' class library
* Foreword by Ed Yourdon
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This is an extraordinary book on C++ written as a dialogue between a world-class expert and a complete novice. Probably the very best book for programming novices first tackling C++, and arguably one of the best technical books ever written.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110123390974
Book Description Academic Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0123390974 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0040342