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Exploring C++

The Programmer’s Introduction to C++

  • Authors
  • Learning by doing

  • Reduces the complexity of C++ (which is considerable) to small steps

  • Emphasis on reading and proofreading - programmers spend more time reading programs than writing them


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-11
    3. Pages 13-20
    4. Pages 21-26
    5. Pages 27-31
    6. Pages 33-38
    7. Pages 39-43
    8. Pages 45-48
    9. Pages 49-57
    10. Pages 59-69
    11. Pages 77-84
    12. Pages 85-94
    13. Pages 99-104
    14. Pages 105-107
    15. Pages 109-114
    16. Pages 115-122
    17. Pages 123-126

About this book


Exploring C++ uses a series of self–directed lessons to divide C++ into bite–sized chunks that you can digest as rapidly as you can swallow them. The book assumes only a basic understanding of fundamental programming concepts (variables, functions, expressions, statements) and requires no prior knowledge of C or any other particular language. It reduces the usually considerable complexity of C++.

The included lessons allow you to learn by doing, as a participant of an interactive education session. You'll master each step in one sitting before you proceed to the next. Author Ray Lischner has designed questions to promote learning new material. And by responding to questions throughout the text, you'll be engaged every step of the way.


C++ programming language Iterator algorithms complexity object object-oriented programming overloading programming

About the authors

Ray Lischner has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Caltech and a master's in computer science from Oregon State University. He worked as a software developer for a dozen years, at big and small companies across the U.S., using PL/I, C, C++, Delphi, Smalltalk, and various assembly languages on both large and small systems. He has been self-employed as a consultant, trainer, and author for the last 10 years. Ray taught computer science at Oregon State University for several years and specialized in teaching introductory computer programming. He taught courses in C and C++ and software engineering.

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