Starting Out with C++: Early Objects (Formerly Alternate Edition) (5th Edition)

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Starting Out With C++: Early Objects is intended for either a one semester traditional introductory programming course or a two-semester C++ programming sequence, with introductory material placed in the first half of the text and more advanced topics, such as recursion and data structures, placed in the second half. Objects are introduced early, right after control structures and before arrays and pointers. The STL string class is used throughout. As with all Gaddis books, there is a strong emphasis on problem solving and program design, a careful step-by-step introduction of each new topic, clear and easy to read code listings, concise and practical real world examples, and an abundance of exercises in each chapter.

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Shelving Tag: Introductory Programming/C++

 

Starting Out with C++: Early Objects (formerly Alternate Version), 5/e

Tony Gaddis, Haywood Community College

Judy Walters, North Central College

Godfrey Muganda, North Central College

ISBN: 0-321-38348-6

 

The Starting Out with C++ textbook series has students raving. It presents introductory programming concepts in a student-friendly and accessible step-by-step way, ensuring that beginning programmers understand each programming topic.

 

“My school’s first programming class uses Starting Out with C++. I love your C++ book–it makes everything so easy to understand!”

–Christopher Savage, student at Augusta State University

 

“I’m using your book in an introductory course in C++. Your book is GREAT!! It abstracts the complexity of C++ down to the core concepts that we can build on. Thanks!”

–Jim Burke, student at University of Texas at Dallas

 

In addition to Gaddis’ emphasis on practical examples, abundant practice exercises, and focus on problem solving and program design, Starting Out with C++: Early Objects, 5e (formerly called “Alternate Version”):

· Follows the ANSI standard and uses the most currently accepted programming practices

· Covers both procedural and object-oriented programming

· Introduces classes in Chapter 7, right after control structures and functions

· Has new appendices on UML and on .NET and Managed C++

· Illustrates concepts and techniques with over 350 fully runnable example programs

· Includes dozens of MyCodeMate programming challenges

About the Author:

Tony Gaddis is the principal author of the “Starting Out with” series of textbooks. Tony teaches computer science courses at Haywood Community College in North Carolina. He is a highly acclaimed instructor who was previously selected as the North Carolina Community College "Teacher of the Year,” and has received the Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Besides C++ books, the “Starting Out with” series includes introductory books using the Java™ programming language, Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET, and Microsoft® C#®, all published by Addison-Wesley.

Judy Walters is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.  in addition to her many computer science courses, she enjoys teaching a freshman course on film and literature.  She also enjoys studying foreign languages and cultures, and recently developed a new course in technology and society, which she taught in Costa Rica Fall, 2005, as part of the college's international studies program. 

Godfrey Muganda is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at North Central College in Naperville Illinois, where he chairs the Computer Science Department. He teaches a wide variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels including courses in Object-Oriented Programming, Comparative Programming Languages, and Complier Design.  His primary research interests are in the Fuzzy Sets and Systems.  He won the North Central College faculty award for outstanding scholarship in 1993. 

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