What do Adobe, Microsoft, Amazon.com, and Google have in common? They all use C++ to develop products and provide services! As one of the world’s most popular programming languages, C++ opens up a world of possibilities—if you’re willing to learn it! This guide makes that task easy by tackling both object-oriented programming principles and the ABCs of C++ itself through a series of task-based lessons that employ friendly language and a plethora of visual aids to explain every aspect of the development language. From basic syntax and data types to working with numbers, characters, loops, and arrays, master programmers Larry Ullman and Andreas Signer cover all the C++ fundamentals at just the level of detail you require. Using examples tested on Windows, Unix, and Mac OS X operating systems, this streamlined guide prepares you to start developing C++ apps for any platform. Throughout, you’ll find the tips, techniques, and sound real-world advice that have made Visual QuickStart Guides the No. 1 training source for today’s tech warriors!