Thinking In C++ Second Edition Volume One: Introduction To Standard C++

Thinking In C++ Second Edition Volume One: Introduction To Standard C++

This is a popular free C++ book by Bruce Eckel. Fully revised and beefed up with plenty of new material on today’s Standard C++, the new edition of Bruce Eckel’s Thinking in C++: Volume I is an excellent tutorial to mastering this rich (and sometimes daunting) programming language, filled with expert advice and written in a patient, knowledgeable style.


The effective presentation, along with dozens of helpful code examples, make this book a standout. The text first sets the stage for using C++ with a tour of what object-oriented programming is all about, as well as the software design life cycle. The author then delves into every aspect of C++, from basic keywords and programming principles to more advanced topics, like function and operator overloading, virtual inheritance, exception handling, namespaces, and templates. C++ is a complex language, and the author covers a lot of ground using today’s Standard C++, but without getting bogged down in excessive detail.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to objects
  • Inheritance
  • Composition
  • Polymorphism
  • Exception handling
  • Analysis and design fundamentals
  • Advantages of C++
  • Transitioning from C
  • Compiling and building programs
  • Writing C++ functions
  • Flow control
  • C++ operators
  • Data types
  • Casting
  • Debugging tips
  • Pointers to functions
  • Designing reusable C++ classes
  • Conditional compilation and header files
  • Access specifiers
  • Constructors and destructors
  • Function overloading and default arguments
  • Using const and static effectively
  • Inlining
  • Namespaces
  • References
  • Copy constructors
  • Operator overloading
  • Using new and delete for dynamic objects
  • Virtual functions
  • Abstract classes
  • Introduction to templates and iterators

Book Details

Author(s): Bruce Eckel
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 814
Link: Download.

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