Modern C++ for Absolute Beginners: A Friendly Introduction to C++ Programming Language and C++11 to C++20 Standards

  • 2h 29m
  • Slobodan Dmitrović
  • Apress
  • 2020

Learn the C++ programming language in a structured, straightforward, and friendly manner. This book teaches the basics of the modern C++ programming language, C++ Standard Library, and modern C++ standards. No previous programming experience is required.

C++ is a language like no other, surprising in its complexity, yet wonderfully sleek and elegant in so many ways. It is also a language that cannot be learned by guessing, one that is easy to get wrong and challenging to get right. To overcome this, each section is filled with real-world examples that gradually increase in complexity. Modern C++ for Absolute Beginners teaches more than just programming in C++20. It provides a solid C++ foundation to build upon.

The author takes you through the C++ programming language, the Standard Library, and the C++11 to C++20 standard basics. Each chapter is accompanied by the right amount of theory and plenty of source code examples.

You will work with C++20 features and standards, yet you will also compare and take a look into previous versions of C++. You will do so with plenty of relevant source code examples.

What You Will Learn

  • Work with the basics of C++: types, operators, variables, constants, expressions, references, functions, classes, I/O, smart pointers, polymorphism, and more
  • Set up the Visual Studio environment on Windows and GCC on Linux, where you can write your own code
  • Declare and define functions, classes, and objects, and organize code into namespaces
  • Discover object-oriented programming: classes and objects, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, and more using the most advanced C++ features
  • Employ best practices in organizing source code and controlling program workflow
  • Get familiar with C++ language dos and donts, and more
  • Master the basics of lambdas, inheritance, polymorphism, smart pointers, templates, modules, contracts, concepts, and more

Who This Book Is For

Beginner or novice programmers who wish to learn C++ programming. No prior programming experience is required.

About the Author

Slobodan Dmitrović is a C++ software developer with a strong interest in software architecture, modern C++, research and development, and training.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • What is C++?
  • C++ Compilers
  • Our First Program
  • Types
  • Exercises
  • Operators
  • Standard Input
  • Exercises
  • Arrays
  • Pointers
  • References
  • Introduction to Strings
  • Automatic Type Deduction
  • Exercises
  • Statements
  • Constants
  • Exercises
  • Functions
  • Exercises
  • Scope and Lifetime
  • Exercises
  • Classes - Introduction
  • Exercises
  • Classes – Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Exercises
  • The static Specifier
  • Templates
  • Enumerations
  • Exercises
  • Organizing Code
  • Exercises
  • Conversions
  • Exceptions
  • Smart Pointers
  • Exercises
  • Input/Output Streams
  • C++ Standard Library and Friends
  • Exercises
  • C++ Standards
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