Murach’s C++ 2008
If you want to learn C++ as quickly and easily as possible, then this is the book for you. Concise and practical, it takes advantage of the Visual Studio 2008 IDE to teach you all the language features you’ll use most in Windows applications, then serves as a handy C++ reference that you can use every day.
Here are just some of the reasons why there’s no better way to learn C++ than with this book:
#1: Get a fast start in C++ 2008
By the end of chapter 3, you’ll be developing your first applications using Visual Studio and C++ 2008!
Because Visual Studio is full of time-saving tools for repetitive program development tasks, it frees you to focus on the language structure and syntax. As a result, you can master the basics of C++ coding…which are the same whether you’re working on .NET or coding native C++ on a console…in a minimum of time.
#2: Master the C++ 2008 features you’ll use all the time
Once you know the basics of building C++ programs, you’re ready for rapid learning. So you’ll soon be adept at tasks like: handling numeric, date, and string data; working with loops, arrays, and collections; coding methods and event handlers; validating data and handling exceptions; and working with text, binary, and XML data.