Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2008

Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2008
Ivor Horton
31 Mar 2008
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Proudly presenting the latest edition of one of the all-time bestselling books on the C++ language, successful author Ivor Horton repeats the formula that has made each previous edition so popular by teaching you both the standard C++ language and C++/CLI as well as Visual C++ 2008. Thoroughly updated for the 2008 release, this book shows you how to build real-world applications using Visual C++ and guides you through the ins and outs of C++ development.

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Enrique Morales Rodriguez said
Excellent book for learn how to use VISUAL C++ 2008. It guides you step by step explaining every step that encourage you to do it. I highly recommending this book for everyone who want to program under windows environment. it was a great acquisition.

M. Stevens said
I have a number of "beginner" books on C++, It seems like the advanced programmers who write these books have all forgotten how to state ideas in simple terms that beginners can grasp easily. That being said, this book is written in a fairly straightforward manner. In my opinion this is one of the best(if not the best) book for total beginners.

Alex R. Velazquez said
The book was like new. It came in the timeframe stated. If only there was an option for faster delivery. Overall, exactly what was agreed upon.

W. WEI said
Wrox books generally turn me off, but this is one of those rare exceptions: the content is extremely well organized and clearly written.

Can't give it 5 stars though, as there is little information on how to manage the memory layout of complex object hierarchies: eg pros and cons of different ways to embed subobjects (eg. should I use a pointer, reference, or an array to define a member variable?) and how to reclaim memory etc. Granted, this is a beginner's book, but IMO, a solid understanding of memory layout is essential for beginners. Too many people (esp in the C# and Java world) jump into coding for a large set of classes without fully understanding how different objects work together at runtime.

Denis C. Delimarschi said
The book is a great guide for beginners, who want to study Visual C++ 2008 efficiently. The book covers the most popular topics (C++/CLI, native C++ coding, MFC) and explains the details of each in a very easy understandable way. The book is structured in a very good way, giving a head start by introducing the basics of C++, the fundamentals of .NET Framework and taking a glance at the Visual Studio 2008 IDE. This is a great book for anyone who wants to start learning C++ in a productive way. I would definitely recommend reading this book cover to cover.

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