Book Review: Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++" by Bjarne Stroustrup
Jul 25, 2009, 00:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"For anyone with a modicum of programming experience,
the name Bjarne Stroustrup should be familiar. He developed the C++
programming language way back in the late 1970s/early 1980s. He is
also author of the classic C++ tome The C++ programming language.
With such a pedigree you would expect his new book, on the
principles and practices of programming, to be more focussed on
doing things the C++ way and it is. However, this works in the
"I have to admit that when I first picked this book up, I
expected it to be perhaps more akin to "Practices of programming
with C++" than the promised focus on programming with the language
being secondary but Stroustrup pulls off his promise admirably.
Concentrating on one language, and one which the author knows so
well, frees the reader from wading through the differences of
language syntax and helps them concentrate on the principles and
good practice being demonstrated. When you also consider that this
book is aimed at students of programming, and is designed and
tested as a textbook to accompany their studies, you get a better
idea of why this approach works so well for this book."