Textbook for High School Students

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    Textbook for High School Students

    I will be teaching a new C++ programming elective at my school. Does anyone have a suggestion of a good introduction book to use?

    Thank you,

    MJ BB

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    The C++ Primer Plus, whatever edition is latest.

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    The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup. Excelent book in my opinion.
    To code is divine

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    The C Primer Plus book is on its 5th edition now (2005)

    There are whole bunch of C++ books out there- depends on what you want to do in the course and the students backgrounds.

    some books I have used.

    OOP in C++ Lafore, Sams

    Absolute C++, Savitch, AWL

    C++ HTP- now 5th ed.

    Programming and Problem Solving in C++, Koffman, etc. - AWL

    Starting out with C++, Gaddis, AWL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7smurfs
    The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup. Excelent book in my opinion.
    I learned with this one. In some points he gets to specific, but it relies only in standard coding. That's good.

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    Learn C++ in 30 seconds, or whatever's on sale at Borders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7smurfs
    The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup. Excelent book in my opinion.
    Very good book.

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    >Does anyone have a suggestion of a good introduction book to use?
    Accelerated C++ by Andrew Koenig and Barbara Moo. Coupled with a good teacher, that book should be more than enough as an introductory text.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude
    >Does anyone have a suggestion of a good introduction book to use?
    Accelerated C++ by Andrew Koenig and Barbara Moo. Coupled with a good teacher, that book should be more than enough as an introductory text.
    ...tripled with Stanford-type students...
    source: compsci textbooks, cboard.cprogramming.com, world wide web, common sense

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    Smile

    I just started teaching Visual C++ and using the "Programming with Visual C++ Concepte and Projects. ISBN978-1-4239-0186-0, it seems to be going well for me. It came with Exam View and a few other bells and whistles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhardage View Post
    It came with Exam View and a few other bells and whistles
    ...and zombies.
    Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted
    - Albert Einstein.


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    I think cboard.cprogramming.com is more comprehensive than any textbook in this world.

    Since we will suggest google, tutorials, worthseeing sites or answering your questions directly which accelerates learning curve and reducing learning time.
    Just GET it OFF out my mind!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesmithx View Post
    ...and zombies.
    Someone's been reading graphic novels again.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    Quote Originally Posted by audinue View Post
    ...answering your questions directly which accelerates learning curve and reducing learning time.
    Actually, I don't think answering the questions will help, seeing as stevesmithx hinted at it: it's a zombie thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesmithx View Post
    ...and zombies.
    Zombies make everything better

    Except the forum's...
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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