Newbie: Seek advice
I read over the book of "Beginning C++, Ivor Horton, Wrox". I have no problem with the following topics but only need to have more practice:
ch.1 basic ideas
ch.2 basic data types can cal
ch.3 handling basic data types
ch.4 choices and decisions
ch.6 arrays & strings
ch.8 programming with functions
ch.9 more on functions
ch. 10 program files and the preprocessor
ch.11 creating your own data types
ch. 12 classes
ch. 15 inheritance
ch.16 virtual functions and polymorphism
But, I really cannot get the meaning or concept of the following chapters:
ch. 13 class operations
ch. 14 operator overloading
ch.15 Muliple and repeated inheritance
ch. 16 Pure virtual functions, abstract class
ch. 17 program errors and exception handling
ch. 18 class templates
ch. 19 i/o operations
ch. 20 STL
So, any advice can give to me? I am not a full time student and my tutor gives insufficient tutorial materials to me for study. I asked for any good exercise books in another thread, they recommended
1) A First Book of C++: From Here to There by Gary J. Bronson
2) Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel
So, will these 2 books help me on those tough topics? If so, I will buy both of them.
Also, do you think that the C++ exam held by brainbench.com is well-known & qualified or not?
Thanks for any sound approach or advice.
firstly thinking in c++ is available as a 2 volume free e-book. All you need to do is download it from bruce eckels site. Cant remember the link but its something like mindview.com. A quick search on google will throw it up. If you want to spend cash on books then i would recommend Deitel and Deitel's c++ how to program. Thiswill give you a good introduction to most of the language. For more advanced stuff try the c++ programming language by bjarne stroustrup. This latter book is not an easy read at all.His style leaves much to be desired yet it is full of good information and is well worth the money.
>2) Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel
Is available at mindview
I downloaded the e-book of Thinking in C++. I have C++ How to program.
Thanks for help.
May I ask you that which public exam for C++ is well-recognized by the IT industry?
Where are you. In England employers practically wont look at you without a degree.