If you've always wanted to learn how to program a computer, or to learn the popular C++ programming language in particular, this book offers an ideal way to get you started. You'll find here everything you need, patiently explained and clearly illustrated, from general programming concepts and techniques to the particulars of the C++ language. In no time, you'll be writing and showing off your own programs!
Yes, programming can be a complex task, and C++ is a language often used by professionals. In fact, many of the coolest games, graphics, and Internet applications are created with C++, and it's even been used on the Mars rovers. But the language, like the monster pictured on the cover, need not be all that fearsome. Broken down to its essentials, and enhanced by simple examples and practical exercises, you'll be amazed at the quick progress you can make.
With C++ Without Fear, Second Edition, you will
Learn the basics of C++ programming
Get started writing your own programs
See how and why each piece of a program does what it does
Create useful and reusable program code
Understand object-oriented programming for once explained in simple, down-to-earth terms
While compatible with nearly every version of the C++ language, this second edition has been updated to cover important features of the newest and greatest C++ standard. In addition, it now includes
Even more figures, examples, and exercises
Even more puzzles and games
An expanded 70-page language reference
Instructions for downloading free C++ software
Whether you wish to learn C++ programming for pleasure--and you'll discover here how much fun it can be--or you're considering a career in programming, this book is an intelligent first step.