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Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2010 Paperback – Apr 12 2010
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Build real-world applications as you dive into C++ development
By following author Ivor Horton's accessible tutorial approach and detailed examples you can quickly become an effective C++ programmer. Thoroughly updated for the 2010 release, this book introduces you to the latest development environment and teaches you how to build real-world applications using Visual C++. With this book by your side, you are well on your way to writing applications in both versions of C++ and becoming a successful C++ programmer.
Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2010:
Teaches the essentials of C++ programming using both of the C++ language technologies supported by Visual C++ 2010
Shares techniques for finding errors in C++ programs and explains general debugging principles
Discusses the structure and essential elements that are present in every Windows application
Demonstrates how to develop native Windows applications using the Microsoft Foundation Classes
Guides you through designing and creating substantial Windows applications in both C++ and C++/CLI
Features numerous working examples and exercises that help build programming skills
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About the Author
Ivor Horton is one of the preeminent authors of tutorials on the Java, C and C++ programming languages. He is widely known for his unique tutorial style, which is readily accessible to both novice and experienced programmers. Horton is also a systems consultant in private practice. He previously taught programming for more than 25 years.
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The author is an expert writer and teacher. It is easy to follow his explanations and he manages to include some humor in what could otherwise be a very dry topic. As a text, like Beginning C, BVCP2 offers numerous complete code examples, clear figures, helpful tables and charts, and exercises for motivated readers. The publisher provides source code for the book's examples plus source code for solutions to the exercises. I liked the concept -> code -> explanation approach, along with the "Try It Out" and "How It Works" examples. Each chapter reinforces key concepts with "What You Learned in This Chapter." It's like an entire class in book form.
One strength of BVCP2 is the author's discussion of native C++ and C++/CLI, i.e., applications for the CLR. The author starts each chapter with native C++ discussions, and concludes each chapter with expansions for C++/CLI. By Ch 12 the author differentiates between using the Windows API, Microsoft Foundation Classes, and using Windows Forms. By comparing these three ways to create interactive Windows applications (as opposed to the console apps of previous chapters), the author really helped me understand their strengths and weaknesses.
A few previous reviewers complained that you need a full version of Visual Studio to follow along. I downloaded a 30 day trial of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Trial - Web Installer to try some of the code. For example, I really enjoyed how the author had readers compiling and running code right away in Ch 1. Also, a previous reviewer wrote the author will mention a topic briefly, then promise to cover it later. I never had a problem with this tactic, given the scope of the material to be covered.
Overall, I strongly recommend BVCP2 if you want to learn about C++, especially for Windows. The book provided a solid foundation for reading books on Windows programming and internals that I later read.
Only the screen shots are difficult to read, but that is not a biggie, given that most of the info is in text.
This is a very good tutorial for the _beginners_, and anyone who has programmed in C will be able to skip much of the book. The first half focuses on how to write C++ console applications, as a book for beginners should.
Taking off one * because the index on the Kindle edition is not linked to the text entries, and is therefore useless =o(
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