From the Back Cover
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.