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Despite its highly adaptable and flexible nature, C++ is also one of the more complex programming languages to learn. Once mastered, however, it can help you organize and process information with amazing efficiency and quickness. The C++ Cookbook will make your path to mastery much shorter. This practical, problem-solving guide is ideal if you're an engineer, programmer, or researcher writing an application for one of the legions of platforms on which C++ runs. The algorithms provided in C++ Cookbook will jump-start your development by giving you some basic building blocks that you don't have to develop on your own. Less a tutorial than a problem-solver, the book addresses many of the most common problems you're likely encounter--whether you've been programming in C++ for years or you're relatively new to the language. Here are just some of the time-consuming tasks this book contains practical solutions for: * Reading the contents of a directory * Creating a singleton class * Date and time parsing/arithmetic * String and text manipulation * Working with files * Parsing XML * Using the standard containers Typical of O'Reilly's "Cookbook" series, C++ Cookbook is written in a straightforward format, featuring recipes that contain problem statements and code solutions, and apply not to hypothetical situations, but those that you're likely to encounter. A detailed explanation then follows each recipe in order to show you how and why the solution works. This question-solution-discussion format is a proven teaching method, as any fan of the "Cookbook" series can attest to. This book will move quickly to the top of your list of essential C++ references.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596007614
ISBN-10: 0596007612
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 178mm x 30mm)
Pages: 594
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeff Cogswell

D. Ryan Stephens is a software engineer, writer, and student living in Tempe, Arizona. He enjoys programming in virtually any language, especially C++. His interests include the fields of information retrieval and data mining, and pretty much anything that has to do with algorithms and large data sets. When he's not working, writing, or programming, he plays with his kids, works on his house, or goes cycling Christopher Diggins is a freelance C++ programmer and consultant, and writes the Agile C++ column for the C++ Users Journal. He is also the designer of the Heron programming language, and spends far too much time in front of his computer. Christopher's homepage is www.cdiggins.com. Jonathan Turkanis is the author of the Boost Iostreams library and several other open source C++ libraries covering areas including smart pointers, runtime reflection, component architectures and aspect-oriented programming. He is a Ph.D. candidate in mathematical logic at the University of California at Berkeley. Jeff Cogswell is co-author of the forthcoming C++ Cookbook from O'Reilly. He has been programming in several languages for many years, and PHP is one of his areas of expertise. His background was previously in telecom, writing software for such strange things as network management protocols. Lately, however, his work has focused more on web development. Jeff lives in Michigan after spending a few years in both Florida and California, and is holding out for some warmer weather.

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