Effective C++ CD: 85 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs
- By Scott Meyers
- Published Dec 28, 1998 by Addison-Wesley Professional. Part of the Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series series.
- Copyright 1999
- Dimensions: 7-3/8x9-1/4
- Pages: 0
- Edition: 1st
- Practice Test
- ISBN-10: 0-201-31015-5
- ISBN-13: 978-0-201-31015-3
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Contains all of Meyers: Effective C++, 2/e and More Effective C++, plus magazine articles on one interactive CD.
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Scott Meyers is one of the world's foremost authorities on C++, providing training and consulting services to clients worldwide. He is the author of the best-selling Effective C++ series of books (Effective C++, More Effective C++, and Effective STL) and of the innovative Effective C++ CD. He is consulting editor for Addison Wesley's Effective Software Development Series and serves on the Advisory Board for The C++ Source (http://www.artima.com/cppsource). He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University. His web site is http://www.aristeia.com.
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Now all 85 of Scott Meyers’ invaluable C++ rules — and more — are available on one CD!
Scott Meyers is an undisputed guru of C++, best known for his incisive guidelines on effective use of the language. This CD includes the complete text of his Effective C++, Second Edition, and More Effective C++, plus a collection of recent C++ magazine articles. Far more than the sum of Meyers’ two books, the CD has more than 2,000 separate links: within and between the books, among the books and the articles, and from the books and articles to the Internet. Meyers personally selected the magazine articles to complement the material in his books, and they make the CD even more comprehensive and up-to-date.
Navigating the Effective C++ CD is fast and easy, because it takes advantage of powerful new features in the leading web browsers. You never have to click more than twice to get to the information you want. If you’re not sure where to find what you want, you can search using your browser, using a special index covering both books, or using a full-text search engine that knows about everything on the CD.
This CD offers unprecedented support for linking into the material, so seamlessly integrating the CD with a collection of HTML documents (such as an Intranet) is painless. Also unprecedented is the CD’s configurability. Preference options control the size of images, diagrams, and file sizes, resulting in a system that looks good and responds quickly, regardless of your configuration. No more graphics spilling off your smaller screen, or indecipherable images on high-resolution monitors — laptop to desktop, you get the information you need the way you want to see it.
The Effective C++ CD is an indispensable resource for any programmer who wants to push C++ to its outer limits — and beyond.
System requirements: Netscape Navigator 4.0+ (on Unix, Mac, or Win32) or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0+ (on Win32 only).
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Essential reading for every C++ programmer,
This review is from: Effective C++ CD: 85 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs (Map)Even if you already have paper copies of Scott's Effective C++ books -- and you should, if you're a C++ programmer -- you will probably find the online version indispensible. It's a website-on-a-CD containing all of the text of Scott's books, and more.
"Indispensible?" you ask. Yes, that's what I wrote, and I know it's a strong word so let me tell you some reasons why I find it indispensible personally: It's full-text searchable. It's thoroughly cross-hyperlinked. You can create links from other documents, such as your development team's coding standards (hint hint), directly to specific pages and paragraphs in the CD -- and this is especially useful if you put the CD on your LAN. And you'll get information you won't find in the paper versions, including late-breaking information in magazine articles from people like Tom Cargill, Jack Reeves, and other past and present writers for C++ Report -- including some of Scott's own later articles. (Disclaimer: Yes, one... Read more
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The natural choice after learning the basics,
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This review is from: Effective C++ CD: 85 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs (Map)Not a primer, not a tutorial, this book (CD-ROM actually) is invaluable for any C++ programmer. Most books will touch on some of the pitfalls or meanings behind many different concepts. Effective C++ focuses on particularly tricky concepts that could create huge problems for the inexperienced programmer. I particularly like that the author doesn't simply state "This is how you do it." Instead, he usually states a problem, gives an 'obvious solution' (as in, how most programmers straight out of the average primer would write it) and then proceeds to explain how it will blow up in the programmer's face. This is followed by the 'why' of the resulting explosion, and finally how to fix it.
The writing style is lucid and even amusing at times, and the CD-ROM makes it easy to jump from related topic to related topic. While each piece can stand alone, taking the links in the book will allow more complete understanding of the concepts.
Finally, the addition of some magazine... Read more
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A must buy - even if you already have the books,
This review is from: Effective C++ CD: 85 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs (Map)The Effective C++ series should be in the library of every professional C++ developer; the practical value of Scott's advice is undisputed.
The effort that has gone into this CD is clear and the end result is a very easy to use product making the valuable information even more accessible.
I'm a long time user of these books, but I can't remember everthing in them. While coding I'll often recall something mentioned in one of the items and I find that the CD is proving the quickest and easiest way to find and review the material.
The inherent (item based) nature of Scott's books lends itself very well to this format. In fact, for the first time in my life, I find myself preferring to use an on-line version over printed media!
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Praise For Effective C++ CD: 85 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs
"The content is, as always, first-rate. Even though I've moved to Java as my primary language, I still find myself thumbing through the book and, now, this CD. But, where this product REALLY shines and distinguishes itself is in its production. This is so much more than just a book thrown onto a CD. Every self-respecting Java and C++ programmer should add this CD to his or her collection!"
Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Architect, Catalyst Solutions
"On close examination, I find Meyers' books to be superb...If you actively code C++ and have less than five years' full-time on-the-job experience in C++, you probably should obtain this CD-ROM set, which is both inexpensive and exceptionally easy to browse and absorb. It reads smoothly, and is factual. Meyers' examples are elegant and nearly egoless. His advice is invariably helpful. Let us acknowledge that Scott Meyers has a stylistic instinct and an aesthetic for genuine workplace C++ as fine and flawless as one programmer can admit of another programmer. Let us also acknowledge a great web editing and production job. This is top flight self-instruction technical literature tastefully and professionally redesigned in CD-ROM form with an eye to readability and ease of navigation. And considering that, in addition to the content, Meyers also designed and implemented the presentation format of this fine CD-ROM, he gets an extra thumbs up. A job well done."
Jack Woehr, Dr. Dobb's Electronic Review of Computer Books
"Wow! All I can say is Wow!Sigma If you are a C++ programmer, get this book"
C/C++ Users Journal
"I am happy to report that Scott Meyers has broken the logjam of fat books, higher prices, and thin CD-ROMs with Effective C++ CD"
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