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Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ (2nd Edition)
Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ (2nd Edition)
by Bjarne Stroustrup
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 63.19
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 it looks like you have to include the warning macro before you ..., Aug. 13 2015
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In order to get the header file to work in Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition, it looks like you have to include the warning macro before you include the header file, for example: #define WHATEVER_THE_WARNING_IS; than on the next line #include "../../std_lib_facilities.h, but the very first line of the program is actually the Microsoft Windows libraries and not the message that is going to take the warning away when you build you program. It says something about he hash map being deprecated. I'm way to lazy to look up the exact message warning, I'm really sorry, but that means that I have to turn on my laptop and than load Visual Studio and than write it down on a piece of paper, etc. I'm too lazy, but anyway you can not put that pound define message after the pound include, it has to go before it. This information is not on Bjarne's website. I copied an pasted the standard lib facilities header file to the hard drive directory and saved it as a text file with a .h extension. It all works fine but this is really going to trip someone up who is just starting. Cool beans....p.s. you can't change the text in the header file but you don't need to if you predefine that warning with the macro that the compiler gives.

It is about time that he wrote this book. He had written his main text book and a lot of people went over to Lipman or else wherever they could get an easier introduction, especially if it was their first programming language. I am plowing through the book and than I'm going to plow through the 4th edition textbook. Maybe The Master might want to write a book about object modeling of applications with a modeling language like the UML. I honestly believe that that is the way to go next....

The C++ Programming Language (4th Edition)
The C++ Programming Language (4th Edition)
by Bjarne Stroustrup
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 73.59
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Master, Aug. 8 2015
I have the second edition of this same book with was around approximately at the time of the C98 ISO standard for "modern C++", and you could get a pdf copy of the draft paper of that standard and use it as a technical reference (same with the ISO C standard). The 2011 standard is the current update as far as I can tell, and it would be quite interesting to get to see the new features that were accepted. Bjarne says in his book that he is careful not to force his opinions but would rather have people come to terms, and the language does evolve. C++ was initiated in order to fill a gap where language features were needed by him personally following his academic work, in his work at the telephone company; Bell AT&T. The biggest thing here with Standard C++ was that the application designer should ask some questions during the planning phase about how to use this language effectively so that the features of the language actually were used to make the most flexible program, for example, you can have support for object oriented programming, and than in addition you can also make some of the parts of the code generic. You can have smaller source code by using the stl library, except when it is unjustified, but otherwise it is to your advantage because that functionality was once a source of errors. At any rate it is true that a beginner would be lost, so you need an easier introduction, however Master Stroustrup himself used to tell me to read his book.I would mention other books and he would tell me to read this other book of his, etc. Well, I could not do it at the time but a lot of things change, so therefore like I said in the beginning, it takes time to come around and sometimes you just need to wait. I actually believe that it is quite important to read his books because it is possible to learn modern C++ without having any knowledge of the C programming language. In so doing, you are less likely to accept code that is object based instead of object oriented and than made clean by the stl library. Anyway, that is their song and dance. I do know this.

Dragons Of The Dwarven Depths: The Lost Chronicles, Volume One
Dragons Of The Dwarven Depths: The Lost Chronicles, Volume One
by Margaret Weis
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 9.89
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 This first book is just fine, although the story itself is not quite as ..., June 5 2015
When I read the original Dragonlance Chronicles in book 2 I got lost and needed to reread 200 pages, because the party split into two groups, and there were major gaps in the story line. These three new novels (the lost chronicles) are here to fill in the gaps. This first book is just fine, although the story itself is not quite as strong as book 1 and 2 of the original chronicles, but I mean, the original chronicles story did change a great deal, especially book 3, which had a totally different tone than book 1 and 2 (I actually wanted more for Sturm Brightblade after the buildup including the Huma legend). Anyway, what we have here in the Dwarven Depths perhaps feels closer to a D&D adventure than the work of a master storyteller, but the important thing is that major pieces of information are revealed about things that happened in the past, as well as what the heroes thought about everything, and their personal experiences. I know that Dan Parkinson wrote plenty of books about the Dwarves in Dragonlance, however the lost chronicles needed to be done. I noticed that in the original chronicles, time was spent in developing each character to the point that every character had deep roots and were gradually developed. So here in the lost chronicles the already developed characters are around but I think that the focus is on how things happened and who did what. There is also more time to spend with secondary characters, and in fact, that is what I noticed was a strength of the book. It is important to get some confirmation from the original story tellers, especially in hind sight of everything that has transpired in Dragonlance, although I did hear somewhere that the original authors might not know what has happened.

Superstudies for Violin, Bk 1
Superstudies for Violin, Bk 1
by Mary Cohen
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 13.50
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 and it was certainly worth the time to add on to the primary level 1 material (I have moved on to Super Studies book 2 and the R, Feb. 13 2015
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My instructor walked me through this book along side of the Royal Conservatory book level 1. We covered it all. It was a supplement, and I did not know how to do it on my own, and it was certainly worth the time to add on to the primary level 1 material (I have moved on to Super Studies book 2 and the RC book 2). The way that I see it is that I wanted to keep things positive and moving in the same direction, so therefore I did not want to stray from the Conservatory, otherwise I might have to suddenly change everything that I am doing and give up playing the violin. I found that the exercises in the book contained small details, also sort of like mini puzzles that needed to be solved. I think that at the end of RC book 1, there is a focus on string crossing and short note groups, and this book had some exercises of a similar nature, but if you are careful to play the different length notes in rhythm, than you can also distribute the bow, which will clear things up and it was sort of like dealing with several approaches to the same problem. I do not need Mary Cohen to teach me in person, but at one point in time, I was wondering if I did.

The ABCs of Violin for the Intermediate, Book 2 (Book & CD)
The ABCs of Violin for the Intermediate, Book 2 (Book & CD)
by Janice Tucker Rhoda
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Good Book, July 30 2013
It was much better than book 1 in this series. The songs are all good. The difficulty that could take place will have something to do with having to change to another key signature on a regular bases after the first lesson. I learned how to do that during the time I used the book but I didn't know how upon starting. The first book was awful compared to this one. I will be going on to book 3.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Illustrated Classics): A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Illustrated Classics): A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent, Nov. 11 2012
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This is the first time that I have read any Sherlock Holmes stories by the author. I went to my Reader for the story and I am following along with the graphic novel. It is accurate. Doyle increases the depth and the gravity of the situation for the characters, in a number of ways needing a master detective.

Locke & Key Volume 2: Head Games HC
Locke & Key Volume 2: Head Games HC
by Joe Hill
Edition: Hardcover
Prix : CDN$ 33.08
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Less superb, Nov. 6 2012
The artwork in book 2 was more attractive; detailed and interesting drawings. I thought that the story began to work itself loose after beginning nice and strong, however it was saved at the end. I liked some of the new characters. It lost some of its hold however because there was less clear antagonism. The story does continue though, but it could fall into relationships like a lot of modern horror does. I do like a couple of the characters, but relationships are an awful way to digress from the plot unless you are going to kill off the character.

Locke & Key Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft HC
Locke & Key Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft HC
by Joe Hill
Edition: Hardcover
Prix : CDN$ 21.11
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 They hit above average, Nov. 4 2012
My overall impression was that it was good, but it is made for the general audience. Now, I did want a little bit more on the seduction of the antagonist, because it seems like there would have been lots of room to establish more background, but they did instead chose to make things happen at the correct time. The drawings were recognizable, rather than containing an ageless embellishment. There is a family of people with a modern sentiment for life and freedom. Harbored are some supernatural elements developing excluding of understanding.

When I finished the book I thought that I definitely wanted to continue.

Beginner Violin Theory For Children, Book Two
Beginner Violin Theory For Children, Book Two
by Melanie Smith
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 14.99
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Went through it in a few days, Aug. 6 2012
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The exercises had me thinking about all of the full steps in a linear fashion on the music staff. I would not have thought about it had it not been for the book, so it should help me to be able to read music sheets due to the repetitive filling in of note names and applicable finger numbers. It also covered additional information toward the last section, for example I did not know what a measure was, or how to apply a time signature to each measure, which is something to think about before playing any song.

Beginner Violin Theory For Children, Book One
Beginner Violin Theory For Children, Book One
by Melanie Smith
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 9.99
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 I liked it, July 28 2012
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The exercises are repetitive however they do make sure that you learn about the different types of notes, rests, as well as some special symbols such as the treble clef or sharp and flat signs. It was good to have to actually write the symbols down repeatedly because I am not able to simply memorize just by reference alone. I'm done with it now, and ready for the next book which looks more involved, however I would not call this book easy. It has more to do with getting used to seeing and being familiar with notation.

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