Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies
By Stephen R. Davis
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: July 2010
Pages: 456

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

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