C++ For Dummies, 5th Edition
C++ For Dummies, 5th Edition
DescriptionIf you’ve thought of programmers as elite intelligentsia who possess expertise (and perhaps genes) the rest of us will never have, think again. C++ For Dummies, 5th Edition, debunks the myths, blasts the barriers, shares the secrets, and gets you started. In fact, by the end of Chapter 1, you’ll be able to create a C++ program. OK, it won’t be newest, flashiest video game, but it might be a practical, customized inventory control or record-keeping program.
Most people catch on faster when they actually DO something, so C++ For Dummies includes a CD-ROM that gives you all you need to start programming (except the guidance in the book, of course), including:
- Dev-C, a full-featured, integrated C++ compiler and editor you install to get down to business
- The source code for the programs in the book, including code for BUDGET, programs that demonstrate principles in the book
- Documentation for the Standard Template Library
- Online C++ help files
Written by Stephen Randy Davis, author of C++ Weekend Crash Course, C++ for Dummies, takes you through the programming process step-by-step. You’ll discover how to:
- Generate an executable
- Create source code, commenting it as you go and using consistent code indentation and naming conventions
- Write declarations and name variables, and calculate expressions
- Write and use a function, store sequences in arrays, and declare and use pointer variables
- Understand classes and object-oriented programming
- Work with constructors and destructors
- Use inheritance to extend classes
- Use stream I/O
- Comment your code as you go, and use consistent code indentation and naming conventions
- Automate programming with the Standard Template Library (STL)
C++ for Dummies 5th Edition is updated for the newest ANSI standard to make sure you’re up to code.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Part I: Introduction to C++ Programming.
Chapter 1: Writing Your First C++ Program.
Chapter 2: Declaring Variables Constantly.
Chapter 3: Performing Mathematical Operations.
Chapter 4: Performing Logical Operations.
Chapter 5: Controlling Program Flow.
Part II: Becoming a Functional C++ Programmer.
Chapter 6: Creating Functions.
Chapter 7: Storing Sequences in Arrays.
Chapter 8: Taking a First Look at C++ Pointers.
Chapter 9: Taking a Second Look at C++ Pointers.
Chapter 10: Debugging C++.
Part III: Introduction to Classes.
Chapter 11: Examining Object-Oriented Programming.
Chapter 12: Adding Class to C++.
Chapter 13: Making Classes Work.
Chapter 14: Point and Stare at Objects.
Chapter 15: Protecting Members: Do Not Disturb.
Chapter 16: “Why Do You Build Me Up, Just to Tear Me Down, Baby?”
Chapter 17: Making Constructive Arguments.
Chapter 18: Copying the Copy Copy Copy Constructor.
Chapter 19: Static Members: Can Fabric Softener Help?
Part IV: Inheritance.
Chapter 20: Inheriting a Class.
Chapter 21: Examining Virtual Member Functions: Are They for Real?
Chapter 22: Factoring Classes.
Part V: Optional Features.
Chapter 23: A New Assignment Operator, Should You Decide to Accept It.
Chapter 24: Using Stream I/O.
Chapter 25: Handling Errors — Exceptions.
Chapter 26: Inheriting Multiple Inheritance.
Chapter 27: Tempting C++ Templates.
Chapter 28: Standardizing on the Standard Template Library.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 29: Ten Ways to Avoid Adding Bugs to Your Program.
Chapter 30: The Ten Most Important Optional Features of Dev-C++.
Appendix: About the CD.
Bonus Chapters on the CD-ROM!
Bonus Chapter 1: A Functional Budget Program.
Bonus Chapter 2: Using Visual C++.NET.