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Absolute C++ (5th Edition) [Paperback]

Walter Savitch , Kenrick Mock
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March 9 2012 013283071X 978-0132830713 5

Praised for providing an engaging balance of thoughtful examples and explanatory discussion, best-selling author Walter Savitch explains concepts and techniques in a straightforward style using understandable language and code enhanced by a suite of pedagogical tools. Absolute C++ is appropriate for both introductory and intermediate C++ programmers.


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Walter Savitch is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of California at San Diego. He received his PhD in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1969. Since that time he has been on the faculty of the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). He served as director of the UCSD Interdisciplinary PhD program in Cognitive Science for over ten years. He has served as a visiting researcher at the Computer Science departments of the University of Washington in Seattle and and at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and has been a visiting scholar at the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica in Amsterdam.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners Oct. 11 2013
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If you are starting learning c++ then this is the book for you.
The book covers a lot. In chapter after every topic you get to do small exercises. At the end of every chapter there are answers for the small exercises. Also at the end of every chapter you get big questions which are good because they cover everything Ive learned up to that point.
The book covers pit falls, things that you should never do and why they are bad.
Great book for beginners!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 14 2014
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Good book if you study computer science.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, Thorough Textbook Dec 24 2012
By Programmer - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a college student with thorough background in Java and C++. This book is excellent. The other reviewer described it as "too complicated" for the average student. It says in the preface of the book that they strongly recommend that the reader has some background in programming before reading, or to purchase a more elementary level book. This is the reason it was described as "too complicated". This book is NOT for beginners, it is for intermediate C++ students or students who are familiar with other programming languages. If you already have some programming under your belt, then this book is PERFECT for you. It has great practice programs and explanations of all necessary concepts in the C++ language. If you are beginning C++, I recommend a more beginner's book by the same author which was WONDERFUL as I was just learning C++ (I had a very dry teacher and this book saved my life). It is the eight edition of Problem Solving with C++. Here is the link [...] Good luck coding!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok book. Nov. 2 2012
By A. Dumont-Surprenant - Published on Amazon.com
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We have this book for our introduction to C++ programming first year of electrical engineering. It is very complete, but too complicated for beginners. Experienced programmers in my classes liked the book, but for me I preffered using online tutorials rather then use the book. If you are starting in prog, take another book or do onlines tutorials instead, but if you already have experience in prog, then this book migth be good for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners Oct. 27 2013
By Elise - Published on Amazon.com
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I've never enjoyed reading a programming book as much as I've enjoyed this one. The examples are clear, concise and relevant. He leaves nothing unclear nor unanswered and I appreciate the various blue boxes scattered throughout the chapters that highlight main points and tips. I am taking an intermediate C++ class right now, and the professor does not have any lectures to follow or notes; she merely has us read this book in order to complete assignments. I haven't felt lost or confused yet, and that is a lot to say about a C++ class for me. If anyone is able to take a class with Savitch, count your lucky stars! The rest of us will just have to settle on embracing his clarity and knowledge through a print medium.

Plus, his cover artwork is superb. Could he possibly know his audience more?!

Mr. Savitch, if you are reading this, please write a book for Python!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I don't know what I would do without you? Jan. 29 2014
By Jose Solis-Ruiz - Published on Amazon.com
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This electronic book comes handy and much easier to carry around. And, the information is flawless. What else is there to say?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't edited well Dec 30 2013
By bugefun - Published on Amazon.com
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The book was alright, and wasn't too hard.

What I didn't like was that a lot of the code had typos that would prevent it from working. For example a variable would change names. Also the code indenting was very bad in a lot of places, and rarely ever did all the tabs completely line up.

Also in a few places there were paragraphs that were almost exactly the same. It was as if they copied the paragraph to make some changes but didn't delete the old version of it.
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