C++ by Dissection

ISBN-10: 0201787334

ISBN-13: 9780201787337

Edition: 2002

Authors: Ira Pohl

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C++ by Dissection presents a thorough introduction to the programming process by carefully developing working programs to illuminate key features of the C++ programming language. This book presents the concepts of the programming process using the "dissection" method, the hallmark feature that has made Ira Pohl's C and Java books of the "By Dissection" series so popular. Dissection is a unique pedagogical tool first developed by the author to point out key features of program code. It is similar to a structured walk-through of the code, with the intention of explaining newly encountered programming elements and idioms as found in working code. The book includes a CD-ROM containing a compiler and an electronic version of the book that allows readers to search, take notes, and highlight right on their computer. Each chapter presents a number of carefully explained programs, which lead the reader in a holistic manner to ever-improving programming skills. Right from the start, the reader is introduced to complete programs, and at an early point in the book, the reader is introduced to writing functions as a major feature of structured programming. It contains four to seven small code dissections per chapter, and then each chapter culminates with a larger, extended code dissection. "Software Engineering" sections in each chapter reinforce sound software engineering skills. The book assumes no programming background and can be used by first-time computer users or by experienced programmers who are transitioning to C++.
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List price: $168.20
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 10/18/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 592
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Writing an ANSI C++ Program
Getting Ready to Program
A First Program.Problem Solving Recipes
Implementing Our Algorithm in C++
Software Engineering: Style
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ compared with Java
Native Types and Statements
Program Elements
Program Structure
Simple Types
The Traditional Conversions
Enumeration Types
Software Engineering: Debugging
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ compared with Java
Functions, Pointers and Arrays
Function Invocation
Function Definition
The return Statement
Function Prototypes
Default Arguments
Functions as Arguments
Overloading Functions
Scope and Storage Class
Pointer Types
Reference Declarations
The Uses of void
Arrays and Pointers
Passing Arrays to Functions
Core Language ADT: char* String
Multidimensional Arrays
Operators new and delete
Software Engineering: Program Correctness
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ Compared with Java
Classes and Abstract Data Types
The Aggregate Type class and struct
Member Selection Operator
Member Functions
Access: Private and Public
Class Scope
An Example: Flushing
The this Pointer
static and const Members
A Container Class Example: ch_stack
Software Engineering: Class Design
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ Compared with Java
Bit Fields
Ctors, Dtors, Conversions and Operator Overloading
Classes with Constructors
Improving the point Class
Constructing a Stack
Classes with Destructors
Members That Are Class Types
Example: A Singly Linked List
Strings Using Reference Semantics
Constructor Issues and Mysteries
Overloading and Function Selection
Friend Functions
Overloading Operators
Unary Operator Overloading
Binary Operator Overloading
Overloading =, [ ] and ( )
Overloading new and delete
Software Engineering: Overloading
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ Compared with Java
Templates and Generic Programming
Template Class stack
Function Templates
Generic Code Development: Quicksort
Class Templates
Parameterizing the Class vector
Using STL: string, vector and complex
Software Engineering: Generics
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ Compared with Java
Standard Template Library
A Simple STL Example
Numerical Integration Made Easy
STL: Function Objects
Software Engineering: STL Use
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ Compared with Java
Inheritance and OOP
A Derived Class
A Student ISA Person
Virtual Functions: How T is Dynamically Determined
Abstract Base Classes
Templates and Inheritance
Multiple Inheritance
Inheritance and Design
Runtime Type Identification
Software Engineering: Inheritance
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ Compared with Java
The Output Class ostream
Formatted Output and iomanip
User-Defined Types: Output
The Input Class istream
Using Strings as Streams
The Functions and Macros in ctype
Using Stream States
Mixing I/O Libraries
Software Engineering: IO
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ Compared with Java
Exceptions and Program Correctness
Using the assert Library
C++ Exceptions
Throwing Exceptions
try Blocks
Converting Assertions to Exceptions
Exception Specification
terminate() and unexpected()
Standard Exceptions and Their Uses
Software Engineering: Exception Objects
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ Compared with Java
OOP Using C++
OOP Language Requirements
OOP: The Dominant Programming Methodology
Designing with OOP in Mind
Design Patterns
Software Engineering: Last Thoughts
Dr. P's Prescriptions
C++ Compared with Java
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