Practical Programming by Example
by Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo
- Advice to readers
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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++
progamming 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
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
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.
Andrew Koenig is is a member of the Large-Scale Programming
Research Department at AT&T's Shannon Laboratory, and the Project
Editor of the C++ standards committee.
A programmer for more than 30 years, 15 of them in C++, he has
published more than 150 articles about C++, and speaks on the topic
He is the author of C Traps and Pitfalls and co-author of
Ruminations on C++.
Barbara E. Moo
is an independent consultant with 20 years' experience in the software
During her nearly 15 years at AT&T, she worked on one of the first
commercial projects ever written in C++, managed the company's first
C++ compiler project, and directed the development of AT&T's
award-winning WorldNet Internet service business. She is co-author of
Ruminations on C++ and lectures worldwide.