Readers quickly become motivated to learn C++ with popular author Diane Zak's distinctive emphasis on the importance of C++ programming skills in business today. AN INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING WITH C++, 7E, International Edition distinguishes itself from all other C++ instructional books with its unique, reader-focused approach. Memorable new ...
Readers quickly become motivated to learn C++ with popular author Diane Zak's distinctive emphasis on the importance of C++ programming skills in business today. AN INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING WITH C++, 7E, International Edition distinguishes itself from all other C++ instructional books with its unique, reader-focused approach. Memorable new examples demonstrate concepts in action while a wealth of hands-on unique exercises allow readers to apply concepts as they progress. The book's visually-driven presentation clarifies concepts with useful IPO charts, flowcharts and code examples throughout. New videos and PDF files for each chapter demonstrate how readers can complete exercises using various compilers. Microsoft(R) Visual Studio 2012(R) is also available with the book as an optional bundle. Trust AN INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING WITH C++, 7E, International Edition to stay engaged and enthusiastic about mastering the skills of C++ today.
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great step into the world of programming for me and thanks for the great book
Jan 21, 2011
Great introductory book, but...little OOP
This comment is in reference to the 6th edition.
Good info in the appendices. Don't ignore the online appendices D or E.
After having been away from programming for a number of years, I am attempting to update my skills. This is a great book for new or returning programmers to (re-)establish a good foundation in programming concepts.
I chose C++ in order to also study object oriented programming. This book has 14 chapters that barely touch on OOP but give a good foundation on functional programming with C++ constructs. There is an appendix that discusses Object Oriented Terminology but it assumes the 14 chapters have been covered first. Only after learning a bit about OOP have I been able to recognize the places in the text where it has been referenced.
My comments are based on input from an instructor. He suggested that I should probably study another OOP language like Java before going on to the second course in C++ since I may not be appropriately prepared for the OOP in it. Apparently the school will be choosing a different text soon.
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