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

Title:

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

Author:

Goran Svenk

ISBN:

0766838943

Publisher:

Cengage Learning (2003)

Pages:

506pp

Reviewer:

Mark Easterbrook

Reviewed:

February 2005

Rating:

★☆☆☆☆

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.