C++ Programming: An Introduction

A Clear and Concise Introduction to C++ Programming for the Beginner

226 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-9831002-0-1

Copyright 2010 by Michael McMillan - All Rights Reserved

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Sample Chapter - Introduction and Hello, World!

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About C++ Programming: An Introduction

Most introductory C++ programming books cover way too much material for the average person. The best way for a new C++ programmer to learn is to see some simple examples of working C++ programs that cover the essential features of the language needed to get started programming quickly. The new programmer doesn't need to be taught every possible use of a particular construct; they need to see one or two clear and simple examples so that they can learn from those examples and build on them.

C++ Programming: An Introduction covers the essential features of the C++ programming language in a clear and concise way that does not try to overwhelm the reader with technical wizardry. The topics covered include:

  • How to install a free C++ compiler (Visual Studio C++ Express)
  • Writing your first C++ program
  • C++ data types and variables
  • C++ arithmetic operators and expressions
  • Solving arithmetic problems with C++
  • Getting data into and out of programs
  • Making decisions with if statements
  • Performing repetition with while and for loops
  • Using vectors to store data
  • Creating and using functions
  • Working with arrays
  • Classes and object-oriented programming
  • File input and output
  • Addition control flow constructs - switch and do-while
  • Using pointers
  • Inheritance and composition
  • Handling errors

Contact me (mmcmillan@pulaskitech.edu) for more information.