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C++ For Dummies - Stephen R. Davis

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The best-selling C++ For Dummies book makes C++ easier!

C++ For Dummies, 7th Edition is the best-selling C++ guide on the market, fully revised for the 2014 update. With over 60% new content, this updated guide reflects the new standards, and includes a new Big Data focus that highlights the use of C++ among popular Big Data software solutions. The book provides step-by-step instruction from the ground up, helping beginners become programmers and allowing intermediate programmers to sharpen their skills. The companion website provides all code mentioned in the text, an updated GNU_C++, the new C++ compiler, and other applications. By the end of the first chapter, you will have programmed your first C++ application!

As one of the most commonly used programming languages, C++ is a must-have skill for programmers who wish to remain versatile and marketable. C++ For Dummies, 7th Edition provides clear, concise, expert instruction, which is organized for easy navigation and designed for hands-on learning. Whether you're new to programming, familiar with other languages, or just getting up to speed on the new libraries, features, and generics, this guide provides the information you need.

  • Provides you with an introduction to C++ programming
  • Helps you become a functional programmer
  • Features information on classes, inheritance, and optional features
  • Teaches you 10 ways to avoid adding bugs

The book incorporates the newest C++ features into the fundamental instruction, allowing beginners to learn the update as they learn the language. Staying current on the latest developments is a crucial part of being a programmer, and C++ For Dummies, 7th Edition gets you started off on the right foot.

About the Author

Stephen R. Davis is the bestselling author of numerous books and articles, including C# For Dummies. He has been programming for over 30 years and currently works for Booz Allen Hamilton in the area of Homeland Defense.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with C++ Programming 7

Chapter 1: Writing Your First C++ Program 9

Chapter 2: Declaring Variables Constantly 33

Chapter 3: Performing Mathematical Operations 47

Chapter 4: Performing Logical Operations 53

Chapter 5: Controlling Program Flow 69

Part II: Becoming a Functional C++ Programmer 87

Chapter 6: Creating Functions 89

Chapter 7: Storing Sequences in Arrays 105

Chapter 8: Taking a First Look at C++ Pointers 121

Chapter 9: Taking a Second Look at C++ Pointers 135

Chapter 10: The C++ Preprocessor 153

Part III: Introduction to Classes 167

Chapter 11: Examining Object-Oriented Programming 169

Chapter 12: Adding Class to C++ 175

Chapter 13: Point and Stare at Objects 191

Chapter 14: Protecting Members: Do Not Disturb 207

Chapter 15: “Why Do You Build Me Up, Just to Tear Me Down, Baby?” 215

Chapter 16: Making Constructive Arguments 225

Chapter 17: The Copy/Move Constructor 247

Chapter 18: Static Members: Can Fabric Softener Help? 261

Part IV: Inheritance 271

Chapter 19: Inheriting a Class 273

Chapter 20: Examining Virtual Member Functions: Are They for Real? 281

Chapter 21: Factoring Classes 291

Part V: Security 301

Chapter 22: A New Assignment Operator, Should You Decide to Accept It 303

Chapter 23: Using Stream I/O 315

Chapter 24: Handling Errors - Exceptions 337

Chapter 25: Inheriting Multiple Inheritance 347

Chapter 26: Tempting C++ Templates 359

Chapter 27: Standardizing on the Standard Template Library 369

Chapter 28: Writing Hacker-Proof Code 381

Part VI: The Part of Tens 407

Chapter 29: Ten Ways to Avoid Adding Bugs to Your Program 409

Chapter 30: Ten Ways to Protect Your Programs from Hackers 417

Index 431

ISBN: 9781118823774
ISBN-10: 111882377X
Series: For Dummies (Computers)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 20th June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.67  x 2.16