C++ In Action: Industrial-Strength Programming Techniques is a free online C++ book by Bartosz Milewski. Modern guide to using C++ langugage, including how to apply it to Windows programming. Shows how to write programs for programmers, not computers. The contents are Introduction, Language, Techniques, Windows Techniques and Software Project. Source Code of sample projects is also available.
The first part teaches C++, the language of choice for general-purpose programming. But it is not your usual C++ tutorial.
For the beginner who doesn’t know much about C or C++, it just introduces a new object oriented language. It doesn’t concentrate on syntax or grammar; it shows how to express certain ideas in C++. It is like teaching a foreign language by conversation rather than by memorizing words and grammatical rules (when I was teaching it to students, I called this part of the course “Conversational C++”). After all, this is what the programmer needs: to be able to express ideas in the form of a program written in a particular language. When I learn a foreign language, the first thing I want to know is how to say, “How much does it cost?” I don’t need to learn the whole conjugation of the verb ‘to cost’ in the past, present and future tenses. I just want to be able to walk into a store in a foreign country and buy something.
Table of Contents
- Windows Techniques
- Software Project
Number of pages: 512
Link: Read online.