Stephen R. Davis C++ For Dummies

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C++ For Dummies

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9780470317266: C++ For Dummies

Enter the world of computer programming with this step-by-step guide to the C++ language! C++ is a great introduction to object-oriented programming, and this friendly guide covers everything you need to know and nothing you don’t. You’ll write your first program by the end of Chapter 1.

C++ For Dummies, 6th Edition, helps you understand C++ programming from the ground up. It’s full of examples to show you how things work, and it even explains “why”, so you understand how the pieces fit together. And the bonus CD includes a special code editor, an update GNU compiler, and all source code from the book to save you time.

  • Learn programming lingo and what terms like object-oriented, compiler, and executable mean, so you can write a program right away
  • See how to bundle sections of your code into modules that can be reused in different programs
  • Work with features of object-oriented programming such as classes, constructors, and destructors
  • Discover how the concept of inheritance is the key to effective C++ programming
  • Work with assignment operators, stream I/O, and other more advanced concepts, once you’ve grasped the basics

You’ll discover ten ways to avoid adding bugs to your programs, what pointers are and how to use them, how to work with strings, and some advanced features new to C++. C++ For Dummies, 6th Edition gets you up and running with this popular object-oriented language.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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You too can program! Here's your step-by-step guide to the C++ language, including C++ 2009

C++ is still the standard for object-oriented languages, and this friendly guide covers everything you need to know and nothing you don't. It starts at the beginning, so you learn the basics of programming and C++ first. It's full of examples to show you how things work, and it even explains "why," so you understand how the pieces fit together.

  • On good terms — learn programming lingo and what terms like object-oriented, compiler, and executable mean, so you can write a program right away
  • Bundle up — see how to bundle sections of your code into modules that can be reused in different programs

  • Class time — work with features of object-oriented programming such as classes, constructors, and destructors

  • Let your heir down — discover how the concept of inheritance is the key to effective C++ programming

  • A new assignment — work with assignment operators, streaming I/O, and other more advanced concepts

Bonus CD Includes
The CodeBlocks development environment
A full-service GNU C++ compiler
All source code from the book

Please see the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Open the book and find:

  • What object-oriented programming means
  • How statements and expressions are used in programming

  • How to work with strings

  • What pointers are and how to use them

  • How to grasp abstract classes

  • How inheritance works

  • Some advanced features new to C++

  • Ten ways to avoid adding bugs to your programs

About the Author:

Stephen R. Davis is the bestselling author of several books on C++, including previous editions of C++ For Dummies. He has been programming for more than 30 years and presently works for L-3 Communications in the area of Homeland Defense.

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