Accelerated C++ : Practical Programming by Example, Paperback Book

Accelerated C++ : Practical Programming by Example Paperback

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Want to learn how to program in C++ immediately? Want to start writing better, more powerful C++ programs today?

Accelerated C++'s uniquely modern approach will help you learn faster and more fluently than you ever believed possible.

Based on the authors' intensive summer C++ courses at Stanford University, Accelerated C++ covers virtually every concept that most professional C++ programmers will ever use -- but it turns the "traditional" C++ curriculum upside down, starting with the high-level C++ data structures and algorithms that let you write robust programs immediately.

Once you're getting results, Accelerated C++ takes you "under the hood," introducing complex language features such as memory management in context, and explaining exactly how and when to use them.

From start to finish, the book concentrates on solving problems, rather than learning language and library features for their own sake.

The result: You'll be writing real-world programs in no time -- and outstanding code faster than you ever imagined.




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This is the best book explaining C++ that I've read. The approach of teaching C++ starting with the STL allows them to produce reasonably useable programs from the first or second chapter.However this book doesn't remotely touch on the process of setting up a development environment, and so I don't think its a good choice for someone just learning how program. (Not that C++ is a good first language anyway).

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Very good book on teaching a highly useful paradigm of C++ programming. This book gives very good examples, and is an excellent starting-off point for someone looking to develop projects in C++. The book does have a bit of "why doesn't everyone do this?" syndrome, so while it's ideas are good, be careful to not take this as gospel. That being said, it is one of the best programming books I have ever read.

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