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C++ for the Impatient Paperback – May 14 2013
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About the Author
Brian Overland, drawing on his long experience with technology, training, and writing, is uniquely qualified to make needed information readily accessible and to simplify difficult concepts. He began programming professionally in C in the 1980s and has also taught both programming and English composition. At Microsoft, he was a project lead for Visual Basic 1.0 and played a key role in bringing easy Windows programming to the world and explaining how to use it; he was also a member of the Visual C++ team. Brian has written several successful books, including C++ Without Fear: A Beginner’s Guide That Makes You Feel Smart, Second Edition (Prentice Hall, 2011).
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After several years using other languages, mostly Objective C, I had to return to C++ this morning. I played around around for a few hours, and it was obvious I needed a brush up. There were many changes in C++ 11 that I wasn't aware of...
The book certainly did live up to it's title: I was not only impatient, I was in a crazy hurry. I bought it this morning, around 11. It is now 20:00 (that's 8 PM, my dear american friends ;-) and I just finished reading it. This is BY FAR the best intro to C++ I've seen: short (for a C++ book) and to the point.
If you need to learn C++ or brush up your skills, by all means buy it. The author did a terrific job. Thank you so much and congrats! :-)