C++: A Beginner's Guide, Second Edition Paperback – 1 Dec 2003
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About the Author
Herbert Schildt (Mahomet, IL) is a leading programming author. He is an authority on the C, C++, Java, and C# programming languages, and a master Windows programmer. His programming books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and have been translated into all major foreign languages. He is the author of numerous best-sellers including, C++: The Complete Reference, C: The Complete Reference, C++ from the Ground Up, Java 2: The Complete Reference, Java 2: A Beginner's Guide, C#: A Beginner's Guide, The Art of Java and many more. Schildt holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois.
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But if you know C language or the basis of programming, you should try other books. Because it is a time waste for them. I regret a little for buying this book because I know C and it is like repeating same things in many pages of this book
The problem with this book however is, and this is a general problem with most books. Is that it might explain to you HOW C++ works, it does not explain to you how to begin programming, it gives you the neccesary tools to build a house. Just not the manual explaining to you how to start building the house.Its very well written, and its a great reference guide. But for people who need to really need to program a C++ Application that does something in windows for example:
This is a good book that explains to you how to pogram in Windows with Visual Studio 2005, basically if you need to make an application a book like this gives you more of a graps what for posibilities C++ gives you.
This book is well written, its a good reference guide and I use it extensivly when teaching my friends how to program, it gives easy examples to digest and understand the reasoning on why it works. But where it fails is teach the reader how to begin programming, which is a hard subject altogether and many books are written about it :) If you want the hard cold naked C++ code with no compiler attached: Get this book
If your boss wants a application that does Database communication and also has a nice interface use the book i referenced to :)
Thankfully, this is NOT one of those books.
If you've done little or no programming, then this is the one to buy.
It's not perfect. Even in the earliest chapters there's some (unexplained) terminology that would have utterly flummoxed me if I hadn't had some previous programming experience.
But of all the 'beginner' C++ books I've looked at (a lot!), this is still BY FAR the best of the bunch.
If you try it, and get stuck at some unfamiliar term, a quick internet search will quickly get you going again.
Overall an excellent, easy to understand, well explained and extremely thorough INTRODUCTORY text. Great if you have little or no background in C/Python; but a bit tedious if you do.
I suspect what I really needed was Schildt's 'Complete C++ Reference' or the O'Reilly 'Practical C++ Programming'
You should use multiple sources when it comes to this type of reading, but I'm definitely ditching this one and looking for something like "Accelerated C++".
Nothing against the seller though, prompt and efficient delivery!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great intro to C++, well explained with plenty of code samplesPublished 6 months ago by Philip OKane
Used an old version of this, myself, to learn C++. Now, my nephews is purring over it.Published 11 months ago by Mr. A. Healy
Already know C++, however great book to refer too and is great for beginners!Published 23 months ago by Swinkid
I had a small experience in programming, basic functions in Basic). This book explain everything so that I can understand it.Published on 29 Sept. 2013 by Piotr
After comprehensive research, myself and a friend decided upon this book to learn not only c++ programming but general principles. If you have no prior knowledge, it's for you. Read morePublished on 23 Sept. 2013 by Josh
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