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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good solid book
I bought this book and Stroustrup's C++ Programming Language. I've been very happy with this book. The simple compiler isn't good for real development, but for learning the basics, it's ideal. The examples are built into the compiler to maximize ease of use. I think his coverage of the language is complete. Just as importantly, he sticks to the ANSI standard;...
Published on 17 May 1999

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1.0 out of 5 stars Do Not Buy This Book
The information in this book is very basic and does not prepare the reader to become a programer. Examples are easy to follow but explanations are simplistic and do not provide much insight.
Published on 24 July 1998


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good solid book, 17 May 1999
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This review is from: Teach Yourself C++ (Paperback)
I bought this book and Stroustrup's C++ Programming Language. I've been very happy with this book. The simple compiler isn't good for real development, but for learning the basics, it's ideal. The examples are built into the compiler to maximize ease of use. I think his coverage of the language is complete. Just as importantly, he sticks to the ANSI standard; quite different from many other beginner books. While one can't expect one book to give a complete mastery of such a complex language, this book is a great starter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic way to get going in C++, 23 Feb 1999
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I bought the first edition of this book when it first came out, and found it to be a great book for someone trying to learn C++. Examples are simple and clear. You can read it on the plane or before you go to bed (i.e. you can put it down and pick it back up without rereading anything). Plus, the explanations don't hirt your head - they simply explain the key concepts (what a clever concept in itself). Buy it now! Especially, if you're stuggling with C++ concepts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just an introduction, 12 July 2005
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nerobot (Newcastle upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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As well as using this book to teach myself C++ from scratch, I've never stopped using the book as great reference. You'll never want to throw this book away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars JUST THE BEST C++ TUTORIAL I HAD SEEN, 9 Feb 1999
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I use C++ since 1991/92 specially because I had in hands the first edition of this book. After taking contact to the fifth edition, Al shows he had not loose the ellegance of his program writting nor his teaching skills.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Teaches C++ to beginners., 12 Aug 1998
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This book offers a lot of explanations to the beginner. Using the CD while reading the book, I have found it very easy to understand. The examples in the book arevery easy to follow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Teaches Basic C++ to beginers, 17 May 1998
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If you don't know C, but want to learn c++ in dos this is the book for you. I have yet to finish it but from the 3 chapters I have read, and the cd, this is a great beginers book. If your looking for something on windows programing..look else where.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best programming tools for novice programer., 5 Aug 1997
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The book is very useful for people, which have some programming backround and want to move to C/C++ programming. On CD you can find perfect prog. tools named Quincy 97. Easy to use, plesure to deal with it! Text in the book has a lot of important information, but sometimes it's very hard to understand for beginner what next step he has to do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book, 20 Mar 2013
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this is a great book if you want to learn C+ but you must know basic C code though!! got delivered on time too
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5.0 out of 5 stars So far so good..., 28 Jan 2013
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I'm steadily working through the book and it's well written with good code samples. The only quibble is that being an ebook it takes longer to go back through the pages to view the programme while goig through the explanations - having the code on a PC screen rather detracts from the lightweight portable attributes of the ebook over the analogue version, but its very readable none the less.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good resource for learning C++, 28 Jan 2013
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I like Al Stevens writing style.

In its entirety this is not an easy book, but then the C++ object model is very daunting in the first place. I have seen criticisms that this book is not for beginners. Well C++ templates and classes in their full detail are not something that a beginner programmer should assume is going to come easily with the right book. It is always going to be a challenge to absorb all of the concepts and I think that Al Stevens tackles the subject in a measured way and his incremental approach is welcome.

The first chapters get you up and going leaving the heavier stuff till later. With the associated software you will be up and running and coding simple programs in no time. The simple debugger makes developing small command line utilities a breeze. Don't assume that you will be able to write a full GUI application at the end of a few days investment though. That is not this books brief. Using one of Microsofts Visual IDEs will make your like easier but at the expense of the focus the simple tool brings to learning the language.

There is the odd typo as some have noted but the combination of the example source code and the Quincy environment mean that by comparing the text and the working example that this is not a major issue.

At the price the Kindle edition is superb value for money.
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