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Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example
Author: Andrew Koenig - Barbara E. Moo
ISBN 13: 9780201703535
ISBN 10: 20170353
Edition: 1
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Publication Date: 2000-08-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $49.99

This is a first-rate introductory book that takes a practical approach to solving problems using C++. It covers a much wider scope of C++ programming than other introductory books I've seen, and in a surprisingly compact format.

—Dag Brück, founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee

The authors present a clear, cogent introduction to C++ programming in a way that gets the student writing nontrivial programs immediately.

—Stephen Clamage, Sun Microsystems, Inc., and chair of the ANSI C++ committee

Anyone reading just this one book and working through the examples and exercises will have the same skills as many professional programmers.

—Jeffrey D. Oldham, Stanford University

Why is Accelerated C++ so effective? Because it

  • Starts with the most useful concepts rather than the most primitive ones: You can begin writing programs immediately.
  • Describes real problems and solutions, not just language features: You see not only what each feature is, but also how to use it.
  • Covers the language and standard library together: You can use the library right from the start.
The authors proved this approach in their professional-education course at Stanford University, where students learned how to write substantial programs on their first day in the classroom.

Whether you are eager to get started writing your first C++ programs, or you are already using C++ and seeking deeper understanding, the authors' unique approach and expertise make Accelerated C++ an indispensable addition to your library.


The unconventional approach of this textbook starts with the most useful parts of C++ rather than the most primitive ones, introducing the language and standard library together from the very beginning. The authors concentrate more on solving problems than on exploring language and library features. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)