- Series: Developer's Library
- Paperback: 1440 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 6 edition (October 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321776402
- ISBN-13: 978-0321776402
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.9 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 449 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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C++ Primer Plus, Sixth Edition
New C++11 Coverage
C++ Primer Plus is a carefully crafted, complete tutorial on one of the most significant and widely used programming languages today. An accessible and easy-to-use self-study guide, this book is appropriate for both serious students of programming as well as developers already proficient in other languages.
The sixth edition of C++ Primer Plus has been updated and expanded to cover the latest developments in C++, including a detailed look at the new C++11 standard.
Author and educator Stephen Prata has created an introduction to C++ that is instructive, clear, and insightful. Fundamental programming concepts are explained along with details of the C++ language. Many short, practical examples illustrate just one or two concepts at a time, encouraging readers to master new topics by immediately putting them to use.
Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter help readers zero in on the most critical information and digest the most difficult concepts.
In C++ Primer Plus, you’ll find depth, breadth, and a variety of teaching techniques and tools to enhance your learning:
- A new detailed chapter on the changes and additional capabilities introduced in the C++11 standard
- Complete, integrated discussion of both basic C language and additional C++ features
- Clear guidance about when and why to use a feature
- Hands-on learning with concise and simple examples that develop your understanding a concept or two at a time
- Hundreds of practical sample programs
- Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter to test your understanding
- Coverage of generic C++ gives you the greatest possible flexibility
- Teaches the ISO standard, including discussions of templates, the Standard Template Library, the string class, exceptions, RTTI, and namespaces
About the Author
Stephen Prata taught astronomy, physics, and computer science at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. He received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books on programming topics including New C Primer Plus, which received the Computer Press Association’s 1990 Best How-to Computer Book Award, and C++ Primer Plus, nominated for the Computer Press Association’s Best How-to Computer Book Award in 1991.
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By presenting the material, then reminding the reader of it twice (key concepts and summary), then giving the reader two opportunities to think each of the concepts through (review questions and exercises), the reader leaves each chapter knowing the material reasonably well.
C Primer Plus covers all the basics of C programming, and it does it well. It's a great place to start for anyone serious about learning the C programming language.
I am a competent R programmer interested in expanding my skills to something more high performance, After struggling through the classic but sparse K&R text on C, I turned to this book. It has not disappointed. I am halfway through the book and now can easily handle basic I/O, different variable types, operators, functions, arrays, pointers (well, are pointer ever easy?) and most (all?) control statements. It is a comprehensive text that thoroughly explains principles including how and why things go wrong. The end-of-the-chapter review questions include answers, and the programming exercises (also at the end of each chapter but sans solutions) are appropriate applications of principles and skills. They were challenging, but not so impossibly hard that they could not be solved. This book, and learning C in general, also provides insight into how computers work - how they are storing the information and how to access that information, for example. Lastly, the book is wryly funny, sprinkled with all sorts of jokes about the inconveniences computers and programming can cause humanity (e.g. From Chapter 10: "There is no need to subject yourself to the ridicule of your compiler.") I'm sure the book has some downsides, but I have not yet found them. The mistakes in syntax other reviewers refer to appear to have been corrected in this edition.
Very pleased with the whole process so far.
I don't think any book I've ever read starts at zero then walks you through every logical construct and how programming decisions so fundamentally impact hardware / memory allocation so completely.
This book is a gem for both beginners and pros.
This book is outstanding. It so well written that it serves as a complimentary guide to basic C++ skills.
You learn about all the cool things the language is capable of without being overwhelmed or intimidated.
I find myself reading chapters more than once just for fun. - I guess I need to get a life.
I've been taking my time with this book and absorbing everything without moving forward because I want to understand the language in it's most intricate parts and apply what I've learned before moving forward. I purchased Ivon Horton's Visual Studio 2010 for C++ and while I felt the book was great, it is in my opinion that the information in this book was relayed better for my learning needs. I would buy this book again and certainly as a gift for a friend or family member who is looking to learn C++.
Highly recommended and all of the code samples worked without any problems.
I guess it's back to the dead tree edition.