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Title:
Up and Running with C++
Author:
Jan Graba
ISBN:
3 540 76234 5
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag
Pages:
304pp
Price:
£??
Reviewer:
J Crickett
Subject:
beginner's c++
Appeared in:
11-6
Up and Running with C++ provides a quick yet comprehensive guide to object orientation and how to implement this via C++. That's what the back of this book says, really it's more like a quick and not very comprehensive introduction to C with classes.

I quite liked the way the author introduces several of the topics, others I didn't, for example his introduction of strings is more suitable for a introduction to C, not C++. The string handling throughout the book is all done using C library functions, not once is the C++ data type string mentioned.

For a book published in 1998 that introduces C++ I expect it to move on from C with classes and introduce some of the real benefits of C++, namely the STL which is not even mentioned in this book. Not recommended.