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Subject:C++ programming language
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Preface: About the book [ edit ] [ edit chapters list ] [ edit print version ]
Chapter 1 : C++ a multi-paradigm language [ edit ] [ edit summary ] [ print chapter ]
- Introducing C++
- Programming languages
- Comparisons - to other languages, relation to other computer science constructs and idioms.
Chapter 2 : Fundamentals for getting started [ edit ] [ edit summary ] [ print chapter ]
- The code - includes list of recognized keywords.
- Variables and storage - locality, scope and visibility, including source examples.
- Operators - precedence order and composition, , assignment, sizeof, new, delete,  (arrays), * (pointers) and & (references).
- Type casting - Automatic, explicit and advanced type casts.
- Flow of control - Conditionals (if, if-else, switch), loop iterations (while, do-while, for) and goto.
- Functions - Introduction (including main), argument passing, returning values, recursive functions, pointers to functions and function overloading.
- Debugging - Finding, fixing, preventing bugs and using debugging tools.
Chapter 3 : Object-Oriented Programming [ edit ] [ edit summary ] [ print chapter ]
- Classes (Inheritance, Member Functions, Polymorphism and this pointer)
- Operator overloading
- Standard Input/Output streams Library
Chapter 4 : Advanced Features [ edit ] [ edit summary ] [ print chapter ]
- Standard Template Library (STL)
- Smart Pointers
- Exception Handling
- Run-Time Type Information (RTTI)
Chapter 5 : Beyond the Standard [ edit ] [ edit summary ] [ print chapter ]
- Resource Acquisition Is Initialization (RAII)
- Garbage Collection (GC)
- Design patterns - Creational, Structural and Behavioral patterns.
- Libraries - APIs vs Frameworks and Static and dynamic libraries.
- Boost library
- Optimizing your programs
- Cross-platform development
- Software internationalization
- Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Appendix A: References Tables
(used on book chapters, print version excludes the Appendix)
Appendix B: External References
Appendix C: C++ Programming by examples [ edit ]
(Compilable programs used on book chapters, print version excludes the Appendix)
Appendix D: C++ Programming - exercises [ edit ]
Supporting exercises for the book content.