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C++ for Lazy Programmers

Quick, Easy, and Fun C++ for Beginners

Authors: Briggs, Will

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  • A uniquely fun, quick, and easy introduction to C++ 
  • Includes many examples and an arcade game application project
  • Covers the latest C++17
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About this book

Learn C++ the quick, easy, and “lazy” way. This book is an introductory programming text that uses humor and fun to make you actually willing to read, and eager to do the projects -- with the popular C++ language.
C++ for Lazy Programmers is a genuinely fun learning experience that will show you how to create programs in the C++ language. This book helps you learn the C++ language with a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals and helps you understand how to be a productive programmer. It provides detailed help with both the Visual Studio and g++ compilers plus their debuggers, and includes the latest version of the language, C++17, too.  
Along the way you’ll work through a number of labs: projects intended to stretch your abilities, test your new skills, and build confidence. You'll go beyond the basics of the language and learn how build a fun C++ arcade game project. After reading and using this book, you’ll be ready for your first real-world C++ application or game project on your own.  

What You Will Learn

  • Program for the first time in C++ in a fun, quick and easy manner
  • Discover the SDL graphics and gaming library
  • Work with SSDL, the Simple SDLwrapper library
  • Use the most common C++ compilers: Visual Studio, and g++ (with Unix or MinGW)
  • Practice “anti-bugging” for easy fixes to common problems 
  • Work with the debugger
  • Acquire examples-driven concepts and ideas 
  • Build a C++-based arcade game application 
  • Apply built-in Standard Template Library (STL) functions and classes for easy and efficient programming
  • Dip your toe in C, C++'s ancestor, still extensively used in industry
  • Use new C++11/14/17 features including lambda functions, constexpr, and smart pointers

Who This Book Is For
Those who are new to C++, either as a guide for self-learners or as an accessible textbook for students in college-level courses.  

About the authors

Will Briggs, PhD is a professor of computer science at the University of Lynchburg in Virginia.  He has 20+ years of experience teaching C++, 12 of them using earlier drafts of this book, and about as many years teaching other languages including C, LISP, Pascal, PHP, PROLOG, and Python.  His primary focus is teaching of late while also active in research in artificial intelligence.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5187-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $37.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5186-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
C++ for Lazy Programmers
Book Subtitle
Quick, Easy, and Fun C++ for Beginners
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Will Briggs
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5187-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5187-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5186-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 644
Number of Illustrations
187 b/w illustrations
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