C++ Primer, 5th Edition

Bestselling Programming Tutorial and Reference Completely Rewritten for the New C++ Standard

Fully updated and recast for the newly released C++ standard, this authoritative and comprehensive introduction to C++ will help you to learn the language fast, and to use it in modern, highly effective ways. Highlighting today’s best practices, the authors show how to use both the core language and its standard library to write efficient, readable, and powerful code.

C++ Primer, Fifth Edition, introduces the C++ standard library from the outset, drawing on its common functions and facilities to help you write useful programs without first having to master every language detail. The book’s many examples have been revised to use the new language features and demonstrate how to make the best use of them. This book is a proven tutorial for those new to C++, an authoritative discussion of core C++ concepts and techniques, and a valuable resource for experienced programmers, especially those eager to see C++ enhancements illuminated.

Start Fast and Achieve More

  • Learn how to use the new C++ language features and the standard library to build robust programs quickly, and get comfortable with high-level programming
  • Learn through examples that illuminate today’s best coding styles and program design techniques
  • Understand the “rationale behind the rules”: why C++ works as it does
  • Use the extensive crossreferences to help you connect related concepts and insights
  • Benefit from up-to-date learning aids and exercises that emphasize key points, help you to avoid pitfalls, promote good practices, and reinforce what you’ve learned

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C++ Primer, Fifth Edition, features an enhanced, layflat binding, which allows the book to stay open more easily when placed on a flat surface. This special binding method—notable by a small space inside the spine—also increases durability.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started

Part I: The Basics
Chapter 2. Variables and Basic Types
Chapter 3. Strings, Vectors, and Arrays
Chapter 4. Expressions
Chapter 5. Statements
Chapter 6. Functions
Chapter 7. Classes

Part II: The C++ Library
Chapter 8. The IO Library
Chapter 9. Sequential Containers
Chapter 10. Generic Algorithms
Chapter 11. Associative Containers
Chapter 12. Dynamic Memory

Part III: Tools for Class Authors
Chapter 13. Copy Control
Chapter 14. Overloaded Operations and Conversions
Chapter 15. Object-Oriented Programming
Chapter 16. Templates and Generic Programming

Part IV: Advanced Topics
Chapter 18. Tools for Large Programs
Chapter 19. Specialized Tools and Techniques

Appendix A. The Library

Book Details

  • Paperback: 976 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 5th Edition (August 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321714113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321714114
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