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ISBN:
1558284303
Author:
Brian Overland
Category:
Programming
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mis Pr; 1st edition (June 1, 1995)
Pages:
352 pages
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1957 kb
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True, Brian Overland has written an analogous C++ book called, strangely enough, "C++ in plain English". I'm a customer for life!

True, Brian Overland has written an analogous C++ book called, strangely enough, "C++ in plain English". While it will be a stretch learning from this book (and the C++ one as well), its real value is as a handbook. I'm a customer for life! Published on March 22, 2002.

It could sound like I perhaps worked for Brian Overland but I just wand to express that this book impresses me again and again. It is a really well written book

The book opens with a unique reference section that lets you look things up by element, operator, or keyword, among other categories. It could sound like I perhaps worked for Brian Overland but I just wand to express that this book impresses me again and again. It is a really well written book.

C in Plain English Paperback – June 1, 1995. by Brian Overland (Author). No kidding, it makes learning C++ as exciting as reading a novel. I would recommend this book to any C++ developer even as a every day reference.

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The book explains key structures and words in plain English, aiming to get programmers moving quickly into C.

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The book opens with a unique reference section that lets you look things up by element, operator, or keyword, among other categories.

A comprehensive guide to the component of the C language features a detailed, alphabetical reference to C syntax, reveals the strengths and weaknesses of C, offers exercises for C programs, and addresses unique C features. Original. (Beginner).
  • Mr.Death
It could sound like I perhaps worked for Brian Overland but I just wand to express that this book impresses me again and again. It is a really well written book. I buy every new Edition that comes out of it. It is so well written and organized that I often use it as reference when I discuss documentation quality with our documentation department. No kidding, it makes learning C++ as exciting as reading a novel. I would recommend this book to any C++ developer even as a every day reference. It has literally no overhead like so many other books and shows many ways of doing the same thing in a short compressed way. The book fully lives up to a "one-of-it-kind" as it states on the back cover. Brian, keep up the good work.
  • Biaemi
I Love this book. Its a great tool reference and mastering C++ in general.
  • Delalbine
The 2nd edition is a well-written book for old style C++, but definitely pass on this edition for ANSI/ISO C++. This is a nicely written and well-organized introduction to C++. The topics are presented in a logical order without too much forward referencing, and the discussion is clear. The examples are concise and a significant aid in illustrating the material.

Although this edition states on the cover "Covers the new ANSI/ISO C++ standard spec" that coverage is only cursory. In an appendix, in the authors own words, "In this book I have struck to using the old approach in example code because it is more familiar to C++ programmers. ... At some point in the future, everyone will be encouraged to switch to the new approach".

That point had probably already been reached when this book was released.

Considering the high quality of the writing and explanations, and the book's comfortable size, it is disappointing that the edition as released provided only a cursory discussion of the C++ standard available at the time of publication.

Whether it was the press of publication or lack of author time, sadly this well-written and well-organized book was arguably out-or-date at the time of its release.

Since this is an introductory book, the new C++ standard should have been the main focus, with reference to old style C++ only where it might help the reader understand legacy code, as e.g., in Prata's C++ Primer.

If you are considering the 2nd edition to learn C++, you may want to reconsider unless you are using a considerably older complier or reviewing older code. C++ has changed considerably. Thus, a book with more complete coverage of the C++ standard may be a better choice. Even at it low price on the used market, this book may not prove a good value.
  • MisTereO
I've programmed before and have read Teach Yourself C in 21 days, as well as the Wrox Press C++ tutorial that comes with MSVC++ 6.0 STD. They were OK, and what I'd expect from people with technical minds (like mine), but I got confused when I learned about structures, linked lists, templates, etc. This book actually translates much of the keywords to English in a little section between Ch. 9 and 10, like a C++-to-English dictionary. There are explanations of many, if not all, standard functions in the back. The tutorial is in an order that I've never seen before, is quick, and gives sample code that uses simple programs rather than the usual "Here's the biggest thing you can do so far" style that most books do. It goes from simple to advanced pretty quickly, but easily, so I suggest writing a few programs of your own in each chapter just to get familiar, just in case you haven't programmed before. Oh, and if you think you need another book to learn with, and need this to help, well, I would seriuosly disagree. This covers more than any book I've seen so far, from beginner to advanced, so all you need is this one, even to just get started.
  • Coiril
The book is divided into two parts. The first half covers the usual constructs of an OO language: variables, assignment, control structures, class declaration and definition, polymorphism, and so on, all in a casual writing style that makes for an easy read. The second half is a somewhat arbitrary collection of mostly single-page topics labeled "C++ The Language, An Alphabetical Listing", also easy reading.
Even though the style is casual (and the editing spotty), the author delivers good core information that helps you attain enough vocabulary and understanding to get your bearings without a large investment of your time. This is not a tutorial nor will it make much sense to a beginner programmer. A profitable approach to reading this book is to do so alongside Bjarne Stroustrup's "C++ Programming Language, Third Edition", using Stroustrup's book like an unabridged dictionary -- tough reading cover-to-cover, but unbeatable for a explanation yo! u can trust for its accuracy.
  • greed style
Another reviewer nailed it: This is a *C* book, guys! True, Brian Overland has written an analogous C++ book called, strangely enough, "C++ in plain English". While it will be a stretch learning from this book (and the C++ one as well), its real value is as a handbook. the first part is laid out as a rather thin tutorial on the language (in this case C, in the other case C++) while the second half is a compendium for definitions and descriptions language entities in alphabetic order. Although I have been programming C for around 20 years, the old grey matter tends to have tidbits wander off. That's when I reach for this book or its C++ brother. If you don't want to devote a great deal of bookshelf to those ponderous, bloated, 3-inch giants or you want something that's luggable, this book is an unprecedented value.

Another good point is that the price (even when this book was in print) was somewhere South of a reasonable $20; The used prices are a real bargain. I mean, how many times have you picked up a 1,000-page, $49 "The C Bible, Tora, Compendium of all Things C, You'll Never Need Anything Else" giants only to realize that you need yet another? Between this little handbook and the F1 key on your compiler's IDE, and Google, you should be pretty much set.