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C++ from the Beginning (International Computer Science Series)
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C++ From the Beginning
covers the whole of the C++ language from simple basics to advanced language constructs. The emphasis is on building programming skills via examples and exercises, integrating object-oriented programming with object-oriented design while teaching the basics of the language.
It is a book with a dual purpose: to teach the fundamental principles of good programming, and to provide an accessible and direct introduction to C++. It is ideal for beginners taking their first programming course, and for programmers with some experience requiring a thorough introduction to the C++ language.
Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1997, the ISO standard for C++ has been approved. This new edition of the book covers the ISO standard, which incorporates a library of utility classes called the STL (Standard Template Library) not previously included in the core of C++. This book describes these new classes as well as advanced topics such as exceptions, streams, templates and function objects.
New to this edition
Jan Skansholm is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is the author of the best-selling Ada95 from the Beginning, and Java from the Beginning.
Book News Annotation:
Skansholm (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) introduces the basic concepts of computer programming and syntax of the C++ language. After defining variables, expressions, and functions, the textbook focuses on the structure of object-oriented programs, classes, inheritance, exceptions, and streams. The second edition adds a chapter on the standard template library.
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This text covers the whole of C++ language, from the basics to advanced language constructs, teaching the fundamental principles of programming and providing an accessible introduction to C++. It should prove useful both to beginners and those requiring a thorough presentation of C++.
About the Author
Author Info: Jan Skansholm is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science
at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is the author of the bestselling Ada95 from the Beginning, and Java from the Beginning.
Table of Contents
1. Computers and Programming
2. The Basics
3. Characters and Texts
6. Object-oriented Program Development
8. More about Classes
11. Streams and Files
12. Container Classes and Algorithms
13. Dynamic Data Structures
15. The Final Pieces of the Puzzle
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