REVIEW - Object-Oriented Programming - Using C++ for Engineering and Technology


Object-Oriented Programming

Using C++ for Engineering and Technology


Goran Svenk



Cengage Learning (2003)




Mark Easterbrook


February 2005



Do not waste your money on this book, it does not teach Object Oriented Programming and the programming examples are a mishmash of C and poor C++. For example:

  • l I would expect a book on OO, when trying to illustrate code diagrammatically, to use some form of class diagram - this book uses flowcharts.
  • l float is used almost exclusively for scientific calculations, even when using library functions that operate on doubles.
  • l Pre-processor macros have no place in C++ code; the author seems to like them.
  • l The STL is not introduced until 80% of the way through the book.

I strongly suspect the author is Fortran programmer and has just translated to C++ with the addition of OO to increase the buzzword count. Not Recommended.

Book cover image courtesy of Open Library.

Your Privacy

By clicking "Accept All Cookies" you agree ACCU can store cookies on your device and disclose information in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

By clicking "Share IP Address" you agree ACCU can forward your IP address to third-party sites to enhance the information presented on the site, and that these sites may store cookies on your device.