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Thinking in C++, Volume 2: Practical Programming

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Thinking in C++, Volume 2: Practical Programming

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  • Practical approach.
    • Prepares students to work in the industry.

  • Emphasis on testing.
    • Encourages students to focus on program accuracy and quality.

  • STL in-depth coverage.
    • Shows students the use of the latest tools.

  • Design patterns.
    • Shows students how to use the latest problem-solving techniques.

  • Many working code examples, and exercises in each chapter.
    • Reinforces concepts in text and provides reusable codes.

  • Simple and short examples—Can be finished in a reasonable amount of time in a classroom setting.
    • Allows students to understand every detail of an example.

  • Reflects all the changes introduced in C++ by the finalization of the ANSI/ISO C++ Standard.
    • Provides students with most up-to-date current trends on C++ programming.

  • A chapter featuring a rapid introduction to the C concepts and basic C++ features.
    • Provides students with just enough information on C programming language.

  • Thinking in C: Foundations for Java and C++ CD-ROM —Bound into the back of every book.
    • Contains a seminar that offers students a gentle introduction to the C concepts necessary to understand C++ (or Java).

  • Website, www.BruceEckel.com—Contains the source code, along with updates and information about CD-ROMs, public seminars, and in-house training, consulting, mentoring and walk-throughs.

Description

  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 832
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-035313-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-035313-9

Use the full power of C++

  • First Edition Winner 1996 Jolt Award for Best Book of the Year.
  • Learn practical programming and best practices.
  • Meet the difficult challenges of C++ development.
  • Build reliable and robust programs.
  • Design Patterns chapter shows sophisticated use of objects, composition and polymorphism.
  • Provides a gentle introduction to multithreaded programming, a feature being considered for the next version of Standard C++.
  • Defensive Programming chapter includes a simple unit-testing framework and debugging techniques.
  • In-depth treatment of Standard C++ Library facilities including strings, iostreams, and the "STL" algorithms and containers.
  • Modern usage of templates, including template metaprogramming.
  • Unravels the perplexities of multiple inheritance.
  • Shows practical uses for RTTI.
  • Explores exception handling in depth and clearly explains exception-safe design.
  • Compliant with the official ISO C++ Standard.
  • Presents results of current research being considered for inclusion in the next revision of Standard C++.
  • All code examples freely downloadable, tested on multiple platforms and compilers including the free GNU C++ compiler on Windows/Mac/Linux.
On www.BruceEckel.com:
  • Annotated Solutions Guide
  • Seminars and consulting
  • Free Download—Volume I of this book

Sample Content

Table of Contents



Preface.

I. BUILDING STABLE SYSTEMS.

 1. Exception Handling.
 2. Defensive Programming.
 3. Debugging Techniques.

II. THE STANDARD C++ LIBRARY.

 4. Strings in Depth.
 5. Iostreams.
 6. Templates in Depth.
 7. STL Containers and Iterators.
 8. STL Algorithms.

III. ADVANCED TOPICS.

 9. Run-time Type Identification.
10. Multiple Inheritance.
11. Design Patterns.
Appendix A: Recommended Reading.
Appendix B: Etc.
Index.

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