Murach's C++ 2008
by Prentiss Knowlton
19 chapters, 570 pages, 244 illustrations
Published October 2009
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If you want to learn C++ as quickly and easily as possible,
then this is the book for you. Concise and practical,
it takes advantage of the Visual Studio 2008 IDE to
teach you all the language features you'll use most
in Windows applications, then serves as a handy C++
reference that you can use every day.
Here are just some of the reasons why there's no better way to learn C++ than with this book:
#1: Get a fast start in C++ 2008
By the end of chapter 3, you'll be developing your first applications using Visual Studio and C++ 2008!
Because Visual Studio is full of time-saving tools for repetitive program development tasks, it frees you to focus on the language structure and syntax. As a result, you can master the basics of C++ coding...which are the same whether you're working on .NET or coding native C++ on a console...in a minimum of time.
#2: Master the C++ 2008 features you'll use all the time
Once you know the basics of building C++ programs,
you're ready for rapid learning. So you'll soon be adept
at tasks like: handling numeric, date, and string data;
working with loops, arrays, and collections; coding
methods and event handlers; validating data and handling
exceptions; and working with text, binary, and XML data.
What's more, if you have experience with another language,
I think you'll find our paired-pages format makes it
easy to see how C++ is different from the languages
you already know, so that you can pick up new skills
as quickly as possible.
#3: Train in real-world object-oriented programming
Many C++ books present OOP with whimsical examples that are entertaining to read about but tough to translate to everyday business programs. But in this book, you'll learn how to apply OOP concepts like inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, and generics as you work with business objects like customers, invoices, and products…training that you'll be able to put to work right away.
#4: Take advantage of legacy C and native C++ code on the .NET platform
C++ 2008 is backward-compatible with the thousands of applications that have been written in legacy C and native C++. To prove that, author Prentiss Knowlton tested programs from the 70's and 80's and found that they ran under C++ 2008 without modification!
This means that you can use Visual Studio to edit, run, and enhance legacy programs. It also means you can incorporate tested, debugged legacy code into C++ 2008 applications. The last chapter shows you how to do both.
#5: Practice exercises solidify your skills
The exercises at the end of each chapter give you a chance to apply what you've learned and to gain valuable, hands-on experience. And because we provide the starting points for these exercises here at our site, you get the maximum amount of practice in a minimum of time.
#6: Paired pages make learning…and reference...a breeze
If you haven't ever used one of our books before, you may want to download a sample chapter before you buy. If you do, you'll discover why programmers are so impressed by our "paired pages" format and why college students ask their instructors for Murach books. Not only does this format make learning easier and faster, but it also makes this the ideal reference book when you're on the job.
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Like all our books, this one is backed by our 60-day trial period and 100% guarantee when you buy it directly from us. It must teach you C++ 2008, or send it back for a prompt refund.
So get your copy, and let this book give you the C++ skills that will make you a more valuable developer starting today!
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