REVIEW - Object-Oriented Programming with C++

Title:

Object-Oriented Programming with C++

Author:

David Parsons

ISBN:

1858052327

Publisher:

Letts & Londsale (1997)

Pages:

390pp

Reviewer:

Francis Glassborow

Reviewed:

June 1998

Rating:

★☆☆☆☆

This book will seem attractive at first sight. The price is excellent, the presentation plan seems to be better than average and this edition concludes with a chapter on object-oriented analysis and design including a case study in UML. You might think the latter guaranteed that the book was up-to-date. Unfortunately that is not the case. As far as I can see all the author has done is to clean up a little detail and tack UML on as an afterthought.

You will find nothing here about exceptions, namespaces, the STL or any of the other of the features of modern C++ that make it so much more than C with classes. The author spends a few pages on templates but that is about it.

This is one of those cases where you pay little to get little. Unfortunately this will be a popular book with students who are severely cash limited. That will mean that we will have another substantial group of people who mistakenly think they know how to program in C++.


Book cover image courtesy of Open Library.