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Product Details

  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (May 14 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321888022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321888020
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.3 x 23.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 930 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #871,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9d2a8408) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d05900c) out of 5 stars Great Book Jan. 8 2014
By MATTHEW E MOORE - Published on
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This is a great book that gets to the point quickly. Bought other C++ books by very knowledgeable authors, but they tend to spend a lot of (boring) time making sure you know how smart they are. This book will give you a good foundation in C++ to build on, quickly. This is the first C++ book I have been able to get through. I have about 15 years of programming experience, but never really got to work with C++. This book really makes the transition easy. Start with this one first, I wish that I had.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d059258) out of 5 stars Terrific value for your money! Aug. 23 2013
By Fernando Rodríguez - Published on
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I can't believe this is the first review! This book is amazing both for the quality and the price (the kindle version is so inexpensive, I thought at first it was a mistake).

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! :-)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d05921c) out of 5 stars I like it Feb. 6 2014
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There's no filler and the explanations are cogent. This book outlines the elements of the language and illustrates how they work to form a cohesive whole. It's not narrative, so I can skip the parts I'm already comfortable with, and there are no cloying attempts at personalization. If you prefer to mainline your knowledge, this is a good hit.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d059510) out of 5 stars Excellent book with a lot of usefull insights, but some C++ experience is needed in advance Dec 13 2013
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I think this is a great book that supplements more core-language oriented books. It achieves this with by introducing (at proper lenght) C/C++ library features. As well, C++11 additions are great. But still, one needs to other books as well if one wants get at the C++, but for users with some C++ experience, it is a great choice.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d059570) out of 5 stars Good book April 27 2014
By Mourad Yassine Ghalem - Published on
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This is a well balanced book, with a good amount of details, without being too complex. The goal is to get you on track to write code (the right way) quick. Examples are clear and focused. I found the content well written, clearly organized, and the book itself (paper, etc) is great (pleasurable to hold in ones hands). I found it to be a good replacement for the C++ primer if you are in a hurry (like Alice's White Rabbit on the cover).