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C++ Without Fear: A Beginner’s Guide That Makes You Feel Smart, Third Edition by Brian Overland

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Preface

It’s safe to say that C++ is the most important programming language in the world today.

This language is widely used to create commercial applications, ranging from operating systems to word processors. There was a time when big applications had to be written in machine code because there was little room in a computer for anything else. But that time has long passed. Gone are the days in which Bill Gates had to squeeze all of BASICA into 64K!

C++, the successor to the original C language, remains true to the goal of producing efficient programs while maximizing programmer productivity. It typically produces executable files second in compactness only to machine code, but it enables you to get far more done. More often than not, C++ is ...

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