C++: How to Program

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For Computer Science 1 and other courses covering programming in C++. Also appropriate as a supplement for upper-level courses where the instructor uses a book as a reference to the C++ language.

This best-selling comprehensive text is aimed at readers with little or no programming experience. It teaches programming by emphasizing achieving program clarity through structured and object-oriented programming, software reuse and component-oriented software construction.

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The authors claim that the third edition of C++ How to Program is suitable for both beginners and experienced programmers. They justify it by providing a complete course in C++, in-depth explanations of C++ features and by insisting on teaching good programming practice--all delivered in a remarkably clear and readable style.

Nevertheless, your first impression will be of an impenetrable forest of dense text starting with an intimidatingly long discussion of the aims of the book and the origins of object-oriented programming in the preface. Fortunately, once past this you arrive at a well-structured text which starts as it goes on. A simple "Welcome to C++" program is presented which is then examined line by line. The same program is then implemented in a variety of ways to demonstrate the flexibility of the language. Among all this you will find many Good Programming Practice tips and rather fewer Common Progamming Errors with, later on, Testing And Debugging Tips--among other asides. It all makes for a lively and interesting read.

The book comes with Microsoft's Visual C++ 6 Introductory Edition on CD along with the hundreds of example programs. However, the text addresses ANSI/ISO C++ with no specific VC++IE coverage.

Combining a practical, stylish approach with a good theoretical basis for OOP, the use of UML for large program design and the many practical projects this has to be the most useful book available for anyone interested in C++. --Steve Patient

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DR. HARVEY M. DEITEL, CEO of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has 39 years experience in the computing field including extensive industry and academic experience. He is one of the world's leading computer science instructors and seminar presenters. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He worked on the pioneering virtual memory operating systems projects at IBM and MIT that developed techniques widely implemented today in systems like UNIX®, Windows NAT,™ OS/2 and Linux. He has 20 years of college teaching experience including earning tenure and serving as the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Boston College before founding Deitel & Associates, Inc. with Paul J. Deitel. He is author or co-author of several dozen books and multimedia packages and is currently writing five more. With translations published in Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Elementary Chinese, Advanced Chinese, Korean, French, Portuguese, Polish and Italian the Deitels' texts have earned international recognition.

PAUL J. DEITEL, Executive Vice President of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management where he studied Information Technology. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc. he has delivered Java, C, C++, Internet and World Wide Web courses for industry clients including Compaq, Sun Microsystems, White Sands Missile Range, Rogue Wave Softwave, Computervision, Stratus, Fidelity, Cambridge Technology Partners, Open Environment Corporation, One Wave, Hyperion Software, Lucent Technologies, Adra Systems, Entergy, CableData Systems, NASA at the Kennedy Space Center, the National Severe Storm Center, IBM and many other organizations. He has lectured on C++ and Java for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, and has taught satellite-based Java courses through a cooperative venture of Deitel & Associates, Inc., Prentice Hall and the Technology Education Network.

The Deitels are co-authors of the best-selling introductory college computer-science programming language textbooks, C How to Program: Third Edition, Java How to Program: Third Edition, Visual Basic 6 How to Program (co-authored with Tem R Nieto) and Internet and World Wide Web How to Program (co-authored with Tem R. Nieto). TheDeitels are also co-authors of the C++ Multimedia Cyber Classroom: Third Edition (the first edition of this was Prentice Hall's first multimedia-based textbook), the Java 2 Multimedia Cyber Classroom: Third Edition, the Visual Basic 6 Multimedia Cyber Classroom and the Internet and World Wide Web Programming Multimedia Cyber Classroom. The Deitels are also co-authors of The Complete C++ Training Course: Third Edition, The Complete Visual Basic 6 Training Course, The Complete Java 2 Training Course: Third Edition and The Complete Internet and World Wide Web Programming Training Course?these products each contain the corresponding How to Program Series textbook and the corresponding Multimedia Cyber Classroom.

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