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Visual C++ 2008 How To Program (2nd Edition)

The Deitels' groundbreaking How to Program series offers unparalleled breadth and depth of programming concepts for programmers of all levels. The books in this series feature hundreds of complete, working programs with thousands of lines of code. KEY TOPICS: Focuses on native C++ and presents examples of .NET managed code programming with C++/CLI, where appropriate. Takes an easy-to-follow, carefully developed early classes and objects approach provides comprehensive coverage of object-oriented programming. Teaches the fundamentals of software engineering and object-oriented design with the UML 2.0 using an optional automated teller machine (ATM) case study, with additional integrated case studies throughout the text. For anyone interested in learning how to program Visual C++.

Paperback: 1552 pages

Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (January 10, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0136151574

ISBN-13: 978-0136151579

Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.9 x 9.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #2,053,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #47 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Languages & Tools > C & C++ > Visual C++ #953 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Languages & Tools > C & C++ > C++ #1455 in Books > Computers & Technology > Programming > Microsoft Programming > C & C++ Windows Programming

This book is poorly written and full of mind-numbing over-exposition. It goes into numbing detail about the obvious (such as navigating an IDE), gives silly, over-used examples for OOP concepts (I mean can you writers use some other polymorphism example other than SHAPES??!! or MOTOR_VEHICLE??!!, how about something a programmer may actually encounter). It is the antithesis of concise.Look to a book like C++ primer for learning the language (then graduate to the Effective C++, etc). For Visual C++-isms, Ivor Horton's books may be more helpful.Problem with a book like this is that the subject is kinda dry already. You end up falling asleep with the never ending writing about the obvious. Once it gets to anything useful, the book is on your lap and your eyes are closed in slumber.And yes, the book is not helpful for the specifics of Windows VISUAL C++ and any of the particular frameworks.Mostly a whole lot of hot air.

I think this book is misnamed. It is all about C++ programming - there are dozens of good books on that subject. It talks a little about windows console (DOS Style) programs, but it never addresses programming for windows applications. Too Bad!!!

It talks C++ using visual C++. NO WINDOW PROGRAMING AT ALL ( in indeed, the title didn't say WINDOW at all, clever ? ).

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