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A Tour of C++ (C++ In-Depth Series) by [Stroustrup, Bjarne]
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About the Author

Bjarne Stroustrup (www.stroustrup.com) is the designer and original implementer of C++, as well as the author of Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ (Addison-Wesley, 2009), The C++ Programming Language (Addison-Wesley, 1985, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2013), and many popular and academic publications. Dr. Stroustrup is a University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University and the holder of the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, an IEEE Fellow, and an ACM fellow. His research interests include distributed systems, design, programming techniques, software development tools, and programming languages. He is actively involved in the ISO standardization of C++.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 21596 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (16 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F8CWGOS
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,767 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This neat and cheap book is an excellent primer for the highly detailed tome "The C++ Programming Language (4th Edition)" (TCPL) which Bjarne Stroustrup brings us as well as this book.

The style of this book is very much instructive, with practical examples and many references to deeper understanding material if one chooses to follow it all.

This book is not for an absolute beginner in programming, however, anyone with a grounding in programming whom wishes to learn C++ should add this book to their shelves and digest it. If you enjoy this then certainly the main TCPL edition will be right up your street.

Stroustrup also, as always, makes the read simple elegant and informative, his style is hard to beat in such technical fields, clear and concise he is able to make you see the way he wants you to see the information being presented, and it always seems so friendly, he's introducing you gently rather then educating by force.

All in all, a good primer for the larger book, and as ever its in the best style.
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Probably the best short technical book ever! I highly recommend it, if you are already familiar with an older version of C++.
Take your time reading each chapter and try to think deeply about the implications of what you are reading, and how it fits into what you already know (about C++, but also about the facilities provided by other modern languages such as C# and Java).
This book really gives you the impression that C++ has finally come of age and now provides all the non-graphical features you are likely to need.
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A concise introduction to C++ and its standard library. In my opinion, it is well suited to:
- those who come from C *and* know at least one OO programming language;
- those who haven't used C++ in a while, and need to refresh or re-learn it, and also want to get up-to-speed with version 2011 of the language.

It may be suitable also for experienced OO programmers with no previous experience in C and C++, if they are willing to suffer a little. E.g. the author throws at us pointers, references, the subscript operator (and its overloading) and the "new" operator flat-out in chapter one, glossing over all the related details.

Studying the book, one gets enough to start using C++ 2011 in well under 200 pages, covering the essentials; as opposed to going through detailed tutorials and references that range in the thousand of pages.
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A very good summary of C++ that highlights its many quirks. Unfortunately it is a very dry read.

C++ is at times quirky and this book highlights that. "virtual void foo() const=0" could so easily have been "abstract void foo()" or "pure virtual void foo()". Somehow the former was chosen. It's hardly surprising then that this is no Harry Potter.

What it does do is offer a crash course in modern C++. It does the job.
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This is a great supplement to TC++PL4, it expands nicely on the tour in that book, providing just enough detail on language and technique. It has definitely helped my transition to C++11.

A very nice feature of the book is that it includes a summary with references to the parts of TC++PL4 from each chapter, making it very easy to expand on it's coverage where this is required or desired.
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A succinct guide to C++ 11. Plenty of signposts to deeper articles in the bigger book: Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++. This book is sufficiently light, the chapters short enough and the content so well-written that it's easy to pick up, read a chapter and return another time.
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I absolutely love this book , it covers so much more in less than 200 pages than any other books that i've known .
I definitly say that this is a must for anybody wanting to learn C++ .
Whenever i look for something this is the first book i usualy open .
For people that want to learn C++ keep in mind that other books are covering alot less and more of certain topics , so other books are a must also.
Amaising work, thanks Bjarne Stroustrup .
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The Kindle copy of this book contains typos, which have been corrected in the original text. It seems the Kindle copy is not updated frequently enough .[...]
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