|About the Book|
Unlike other C++ programming books, C++ For Dummies considers the why just as important as the how. The features of C++ are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Rather than just present the features, this book will help you to really understand howMoreUnlike other C++ programming books, C++ For Dummies considers the why just as important as the how. The features of C++ are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Rather than just present the features, this book will help you to really understand how they fit together. After you finish this book, youll be able to write a reasonable C++ program, and, just as important, youll understand why and how it works.C++, as the name implies, is the next generation of the C programming language. The experienced C programmer will find C++ both exciting and frustrating. This book will help you get from C to C++ as painlessly as possible- however, C++ For Dummies, 4th Edition, doesnt assume that the reader knows anything about C language. Anyone, from any programming background, will quickly discover how toWrite your first programCreate source codeUse the Visual C++ help systemBuild objectsDevelop C++ pointersDebug your programsThis fourth edition of C++ For Dummies begins with basic programming concepts. The book works its way through simple syntax into the care and feeding of basic programs right into object-oriented concepts. Once youve digested the entire content of the book, you should have no trouble impressing your friends and acquaintances at parties. Youll find coverage of all these topics, and more: Declaring variablesPerforming logical operationsExecuting loops in a programWriting and using functionsPassing pointers to functionsPassing objects to functionsUsing constructors and destructorsDeclaring static member functionsImplementing abstract classesOverloading the assignment operatorC++ For Dummies does not cover Windows programming. Finding out how to program Windows in C++ is really a two-step process. First, you need to master C++. That accomplished, you can move on to Windows programming.