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Object-Oriented Programming Using C++, 4th Edition

  • Joyce Farrell
  • ISBN-10: 1423902572  |  ISBN-13: 9781423902577
  • 816 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2001, 1998
  • © 2009 | Published
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Using object-oriented terminology from the start, Object-Oriented Programming Using C++, Fourth Edition, will provide readers with a solid foundation in C++ programming. Like its predecessors, the fourth edition uses clear, straightforward examples to teach both the syntax of the C++ language and sound programming principles. It begins with an overview of object-oriented programming and C++, and then builds upon this knowledge to teach increasingly complex concepts, such as inheritance, templates, handling exceptions, and advanced input and output. Aimed at providing readers with the most current programming knowledge, this edition has been updated to reflect the latest software, Visual C++ 2008.

Features and Benefits

  • Contains new "Two truths and a Lie" quizzes at the end of each chapter, allowing readers to test their retention of key concepts.
  • Includes a “Find the Bugs” feature at the end of each chapter, encouraging readers to analyze programs for syntax and logical errors.
  • Provides Chapter Objectives, Summaries, and Review Questions as learning aids that reinforce the most critical concepts.
  • Incorporates step-by-step programming exercises, including debugging exercises, so readers may analyze, test, and modify code written by others.
  • Figures and diagrams provide visualization for complex concepts to aid in comprehension.
  • Can be packaged with Microsoft Visual C++ 2008. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Overview of Object-Oriented Programming and C++
Chapter 2 Evaluating C++ Expressions
Chapter 3 Making Decisions
Chapter 4 Performing Loops
Chapter 5 Understanding Arrays, Strings, and Pointers
Chapter 6 Using C++ Functions
Chapter 7 Using Classes
Chapter 8 Class Features and Design Issues
Chapter 9 Understanding Friends and Overloading Operators
Chapter 10 Understanding Inheritance
Chapter 11 Using Templates
Chapter 12 Handling Exceptions
Chapter 13 Advanced Input and Output
Chapter 14 Advanced Topics

A: Getting Started with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
B: Getting Started with Other C++ Compilers
C: Operator Precedence and Associativity
D: Formatting Output
E: Generating Random Numbers

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joyce Farrell

Joyce Farrell has authored several popular programming textbooks, including books on Programming Logic and Design, Java, C#, and C++. Her books are recognized for their clear, direct writing style and effective presentation. A well-respected instructor, Ms. Farrell has taught Computer Information Systems at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois; the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; and McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois.