If you’ve thought of programmers as elite intelligentsia who possess expertise (and perhaps genes) the rest of us will never have, think again. C++ For Dummies, 5th Edition, debunks the myths, blasts the barriers, shares the secrets, and gets you started. In fact, by the end of Chapter 1, you’ll be able to create a C++ program. OK, it won’t be newest, flashiest video game, but it might be a practical, customized inventory control or record-keeping program. Most people catch on faster when they actually DO something, so C++ For Dummies includes a CD-ROM that gives you all you need to start programming (except the guidance in the book, of course), including: Dev-C, a full-featured, integrated C++ compiler and editor you install to get down to business The source code for the programs in the book, including code for BUDGET, programs that demonstrate principles in the book Documentation for the Standard Template Library Online C++ help files Written by Stephen Randy Davis, author of C++ Weekend Crash Course, C++ for Dummies, takes you through the programming process step-by-step. You’ll discover how to: Generate an executable Create source code, commenting it as you go and using consistent code indentation and naming conventions Write declarations and name variables, and calculate expressions Write and use a function, store sequences in arrays, and declare and use pointer variables Understand classes and object-oriented programming Work with constructors and destructors Use inheritance to extend classes Use stream I/O Comment your code as you go, and use consistent code indentation and naming conventions Automate programming with the Standard Template Library (STL) C++ for Dummies 5th Edition is updated for the newest ANSI standard to make sure you’re up to code. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.