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Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day


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Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day

Covers C++11

LESSON 1: Getting Started

A Brief History of C++

Programming a C++ Application

What's New in C++11

LESSON 2: The Anatomy of a C++ Program

Part of the Hello World Program

The Concept of Namespaces

Comments in C++ Code

Functions in C++

Basic Input Using std::cin and Output Using std::cout

LESSON 3: Using Variables, Declaring Constants

What Is a Variable?

Common Compiler-Supported C++ Variable Types

Determining the Size of a Variable Using sizeof

Using typedef to Substitute a Variable's Type

What Is a Constant?

Naming Variables and Constants

Keywords You Cannot Use as Variable or Constant Names

LESSON 4: Managing Arrays and Strings

What Is an Array?

Multidimensional Arrays

Dynamic Arrays

C-style Strings

C++ Strings: Using std::string

LESSON 5: Working with Expressions, Statements, and Operators


Compound Statements or Blocks

Using Operators

LESSON 6: Controlling Program Flow

Conditional Execution Using if ... else

Getting Code to Execute in Loops

Modifying Loop Behavior Using continue and break

Programming Nested Loops

LESSON 7: Organizing Code with Functions

The Need for Functions

Using Functions to Work with Different Forms of Data

How Function Calls Are Handled by the Microprocessor

LESSON 8: Pointers and References Explained

What Is a Pointer?

Dynamic Memory Allocation

Common Programming Mistakes When Using Pointers

Pointer Programming Best-Practices

What Is a Reference?

LESSON 9: Classes and Objects The Concept of Classes and Objects Keywords public and private Constructors Destructor Copy Constructor Different Uses of Constructors and Destructor this Pointer sizeof() a Class How struct Differs from class Declaring a friend of a class LESSON 10: Implementing Inheritance Basics of Inheritance Private Inheritance Protected Inheritance The Problem of Slicing Multiple Inheritance LESSON 11: Polymorphism Basics of Polymorphism Using virtual Inheritance to Solve the Diamond Problem Virtual Copy Constructors? LESSON 12: Operator Types and Operator Overloading What Are Operators in C++? Unary Operators Binary Operators Function Operator () Operators That Cannot Be Overloaded LESSON 13: Casting Operators The Need for Casting Why C-Style Casts Are Not Popular with Some C++ Programmers The C++ Casting Operators Problems with the C++ Casting Operators LESSON 14: An Introduction to Macros and Templates The Preprocessor and the Compiler Using #define Macros to Define Constants Using #define To Write Macro Functions An Introduction to Templates
LESSON 15: An Introduction to the Standard Template Library STL Containers STL Iterators STL Algorithms The Interaction Between Containers and Algorithms Using Iterators STL String Classes LESSON 16: The STL String Class The Need for String Manipulation Classes Working with the STL String Class LESSON 17: STL Dynamic Array Classes The Characteristics of std::vector Typical Vector Operations Understanding the Concepts of Size and Capacity The STL deque Class LESSON 18: STL list and forward_list The Characteristics of a std::list Basic list Operations Reversing and Sorting Elements in a List LESSON 19: STL Set Classes An Introduction to STL Set Classes Basic STL set and multiset Operations Pros and Cons of Using STL set and multiset LESSON 20: STL Map Classes An Introduction to STL Map Classes Basic std::map and std::multimap Operations Supplying a Custom Sort Predicate
LESSON 21: Understanding Function Objects The Concept of Function Objects and Predicates Typical Applications of Function Objects LESSON 22: C++11 Lambda Expressions What Is a Lambda Expression? How to Define a Lambda Expression Lambda Expression for a Unary Function Lambda Expression for a Unary Predicate Lambda Expression with State via Capture Lists The Generic Syntax of Lambda Expressions Lambda Expression for a Binary Function Lambda Expression for a Binary Predicate LESSON 23: STL Algorithms What Are STL Algorithms? Classification of STL Algorithms Usage of STL Algorithms LESSON 24: Adaptive Containers: Stack and Queue The Behavioral Characteristics of Stacks and Queues Using the STL stack Class Using the STL queue Class Using the STL Priority Queue LESSON 25: Working with Bit Flags Using STL The bitset Class Using std::bitset and Its Members The vector
LESSON 26: Understanding Smart Pointers What Are Smart Pointers? How Are Smart Pointers Implemented? Types of Smart Pointers Popular Smart Pointer Libraries LESSON 27: Using Streams for Input and Output Concept of Streams Important C++ Stream Classes and Objects Using std::cout for Writing Formatted Data to Console Using std::cin for Input Using std::fstream for File Handling Using std::stringstream for String Conversions LESSON 28: Exception Handling What Is an Exception? What Causes Exceptions? Implementing Exception Safety via try and catch How Exception Handling Works LESSON 29: Going Forward What's Different in Today's Processors? How to Better Use Multiple Cores Writing Great C++ Code Learning C++ Doesn't Stop Here!
APPENDIXES A: Working with Numbers: Binary and Hexadecimal B: C++ Keywords C: Operator Precedence D: Answers E: ASCII Codes

About the Author

Siddhartha Rao is a technologist at SAP AG, the world's leading supplier of enterprise software. As the head of SAP Product Security India, his primary responsibilities include hiring expert talent in the area of product security as well as defining development best practices that keeps SAP software globally competitive. Awarded Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft for Visual Studio-Visual C++, he is convinced that C++11 will help you program faster, simpler, and more efficient C++ applications. Siddhartha also loves traveling and discovering new cultures given an opportunity to. For instance, parts of this book have been composed facing the Atlantic Ocean at a quaint village called Plogoff in Brittany, France-one of the four countries this book was authored in. He looks forward to your feedback on this global effort!

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