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 thepopular C++ language

So you're dreaming of the exciting life of a programmer? You canmake it happen with this book! Even if you barely know whatprogramming is, you can learn to "speak" the C++ language, installand use the compiler, work with loops, understand objects andclasses, get rid of bugs, and write real programs that work. It'sall in these pages!

  • How the thing thinks — understand what a computer needs towork, what an algorithm is, and how programming languagesfunction

  • Tools of the trade — install Code::Blocks, use theintegrated development environment, and write your firstprogram

  • Express yourself — learn to write simple expressions,declare integer variables, and make decisions within a program

  • Love loops — use loops and functions, divide your codeinto modules, eliminate bugs, and master the C++ pointer

  • Think objectively — grasp object-oriented programmingconcepts and work with classes and objects

Open the book and find:

  • What a programming language must do

  • How to work with integer expressions and characterexpressions

  • 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++ compileron the companion CD-ROM

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