Fundamentals of C++ Programming

by Richard L. Halterman

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Bjarne Stroustrup of AT&T Bell Labs created C++ in the mid 1980s. C++ is an extension of the programming language C, a product of AT&T Bell Labs from the early 1970s. C was developed to write the Unix operating system, and C is widely used for systems-level software and embedded systems development.

C++ initially provided object-oriented programming features (see Chapter 13 and Chapter 14) and later added generic programming capabilities. C++ 's close relationship to C allows C++ programs to utilize a large collection of code developed in C.

C++ is widely used in industry for commercial software development. It is an industrial strength programming language used for developing complex systems in business, science, and engineering. Examples of software written in C++ include Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Office, macOS, and Adobe Creative Suite.

In order to meet the needs of commercial software development and accomplish all that it does, C++ itself is complex. While experienced programmers can accomplish great things with C++ , beginners sometimes have a difficult time with it. Professional software developers enjoy the flexible design options that C++ permits, but beginners need more structure and fewer options so they can master simpler concepts before moving on to more complex ones.

This book does not attempt to cover all the facets of the C++ programming language. Experienced programmers should look elsewhere for books that cover C++ in much more detail. The focus here is on introducing programming techniques and developing good habits. To that end, our approach avoids some of the more esoteric features of C++ and concentrates on the programming basics that transfer directly to other imperative programming languages such as Java, C#, and Python. We stick with the basics and explore more advanced features of C++ only when necessary to handle the problem at hand.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Fundamentals of C++ Programming ebook for free in PDF format (12.8 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
The Context of Software Development
Chapter 2
Writing a C++ Program
Chapter 3
Values and Variables
Chapter 4
Expressions and Arithmetic
Chapter 5
Conditional Execution
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Other Conditional and Iterative Statements
Chapter 8
Using Functions
Chapter 9
Writing Functions
Chapter 10
Managing Functions and Data
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Sorting and Searching
Chapter 13
Standard C++ Classes
Chapter 14
Custom Objects
Chapter 15
Fine Tuning Objects
Chapter 16
Building some Useful Classes
Chapter 17
Inheritance and Polymorphism
Chapter 18
Memory Management
Chapter 19
Generic Programming
Chapter 20
The Standard Template Library
Chapter 21
Associative Containers
Chapter 22
Handling Exceptions
Chapter 23
Command Line Development

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