C++ for Lazy Programmers: Quick, Easy, and Fun C++ for Beginners

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Book Description

Learn C++ the quick, easy, and “lazy” way. This book is an introductory programming text that uses humor and fun to make you actually willing to read, and eager to do the -- with the popular C++ language.

C++ for Lazy Programmers is a genuinely fun learning experience that will show you how to create programs in the C++ language. This book helps you learn the C++ language with a unique method that goes beyond and how-to manuals and helps you understand how to be a productive programmer. It provides detailed help with both the and g++ compilers plus their debuggers, and includes the latest version of the language, C++17, too.

Along the way you’ll work through a number of labs: projects intended to stretch your abilities, test your new skills, and build confidence. You'll go beyond the basics of the language and learn how build a fun C++ arcade . After reading and using this book, you’ll be ready for your first real-world C++ application or game on your own.

What You Will Learn

  • Program for the first time in C++ in a fun, quick and easy manner
  • Discover the SDL graphics and gaming library
  • Work with SSDL, the Simple SDLwrapper library
  • Use the most common C++ compilers: Visual Studio, and g++ (with or MinGW)
  • Practice “anti-bugging” for easy fixes to common problems
  • Work with the debugger
  • Acquire examples-driven concepts and ideas
  • Build a C++-based arcade game application
  • Apply built-in Standard Template Library (STL) functions and classes for easy and efficient programming
  • Dip your toe in C, C++'s ancestor, still extensively used in industry
  • Use new C++11/14/17 features including lambda functions, constexpr, and smart pointers

Who This Book Is For

Those who are new to C++, either as a guide for self-learners or as an accessible textbook for students in college-level courses.

Book Details

  • Title: C++ for Lazy Programmers: Quick, Easy, and Fun C++ for Beginners
  • Author:
  • Length: 644 pages
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2019-10-18
  • ISBN-10: 1484251865
  • ISBN-13: 9781484251867