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  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (13 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470617977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470617977
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 192,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Here′s programming made easy (and fun!) with this guide to the popular C++ language

So you′re dreaming of the exciting life of a programmer? You can make it happen with this book! Even if you barely know what programming is, you can learn to "speak" the C++ language, install and use the compiler, work with loops, understand objects and classes, get rid of bugs, and write real programs that work. It′s all in these pages!

  • How the thing thinks understand what a computer needs to work, what an algorithm is, and how programming languages function

  • Tools of the trade install Code::Blocks, use the integrated development environment, and write your first program

  • Express yourself learn to write simple expressions, declare integer variables, and make decisions within a program

  • Love loops use loops and functions, divide your code into modules, eliminate bugs, and master the C++ pointer

  • Think objectively grasp object–oriented programming concepts and work with classes and objects

Open the book and find:

  • What a programming language must do

  • How to work with integer expressions and character expressions

  • Tips for keeping errors out of your code

  • Four essential parts of a loop

  • Different numerical variable types

  • Why C++ pointers are important

  • How to use constructors and destructors

  • Advanced language features you′ll want to know

Learn to:

  • Think like a programmer and understand how C++ works

  • Create programs and get bugs out of your code

  • Master basic development concepts and techniques in C++

Find source code from the book and the Code::Blocks C++ compiler on the companion CD–ROM

About the Author

Stephen R. Davis is a programmer and the bestselling author of several books on the C languages, including C# For Dummies, C++ Weekend Crash Course, and all editions of C++ For Dummies. He currently works for L–3 Communications in the area of Homeland Defense.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Swain on 13 May 2012
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I come to C++ by way of C, Fortran, Basic, Pascal and various other languages which I've used for miscellaneous projects since my first encounter with computers as a teen in the early 1980's. Not a "professional" programmer and not having programmed for some time, I wanted a concise introductory text to get me quickly up to speed on C++ for analyzing some work related data. Stephen Davis's book pretty much nails the basic concepts. A great primer to get you started. It takes place on my bookshelf next to my old dogeared copy of Kernighan and Ritchie. Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Fading Away on 17 Sept. 2011
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This is a good choice for anyone wanting to learn C++ programming or just brush up on the language, The CD comes with tools to program although I personally don't like the software but for anyone who does not already have a proffered tool it looks to be a very powerful and capable program to work with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gwill on 8 Aug. 2013
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I really recommend this to anyone who wants to learn programming and have no previous experience.
For me it was a bit too basic, so I gave it to a friend. That's entirely my fault for not reading the title carefully when buying.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lietuvis on 27 Mar. 2011
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I like this book. I already read almost half of it and I am finding it easy to understand. I recomend it for everyone who seeking to be a programmer. thanks!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Cox on 10 Oct. 2012
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This book is just great.

It covers all the basics of C++ clearly and concisely and in logical order with subsequent topics building on the preceding ones.

I'd read a couple of introductory books on C++ trying to get a handle on the language and always felt a little lost. With this book I just seemed to start to "get it" - even as topics started progressing towards being a little more advanced with pointers and classes.

There's also lots of practical advice here and the section on how to make good use of a compiler and, especially, a debugger are just invaluable and not something I've encountered in any other introductory C++ book.

If you want to learn C++ this is, in my opinion, the best place to start.
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Very well written. Organised and entertaining. There are a few jumps in difficulty throughout the book, but the learning curve never becomes perpendicular. It helps if you have a real interest in programming, else I could see some people walking away. Would definitely recommend though - just make sure you don't skip over bits you don't understand, or it will bite you later on.
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By Harry Cook on 20 Mar. 2014
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It's really easy to read and simple to understand. The topics are clear and nake sense. i recommend it fur anyone who is computer literate thoufh. also it has a prigramne writer with it. Plus it outlines details for Mac software too. Can't wait to get really stuck into it!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Hudson on 23 Nov. 2012
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I used to be a computer programmer but since retiring quite a few years ago I have got quite out of touch. Now that compilers and interpreters are readily available I thought I would like do od some programming again for fun. I was surprised to find how much programming has changed since I was active and I found "Beginning programming with C++ a first class help to get back into it.
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