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Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies [Paperback]

Stephen R. Davis
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13 Aug 2010 0470617977 978-0470617977 Pap/Cdr
An ideal starting point to get a strong grasp of the fundamentals of C++ C++ is an object–oriented programming language commonly adopted by would–be programmers. This book explores the basic development concepts and techniques of C++ and explains the "how" and "why" of C++ programming from the ground up. You′ll discover what goes into creating a program, as well as how to put the various pieces together, deal with standard programming challenges, handle debugging, and make it all work. Details the basics of C++ programming and explores the "how" and "why" of this object–oriented language Addresses the various components that go into creating a program with C++ Walks you through common challenges of C++ programming Assuming no prior experience, Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies is a fun and friendly guide to learning the C++ language. Note: CD–ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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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: 23.4 x 18.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,939 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

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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
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended :) 17 Sep 2011
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful beginner guide 8 Aug 2013
By Gwill
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars very good book just for beginers 27 Mar 2011
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand and enjoyable 5 Jun 2014
By Daniel
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This is suited to those who already have experience in programming. Great book overall. Wouldn't recommend it t those who don't have programming experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant buy 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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4.0 out of 5 stars great 16 Jan 2014
By jo
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my 15 year old son has not put this book down in 3 weeks. well worth buying this book .
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