While C++ may not have the buzz associated with some other current computer languages, it is still one of the most widely used, with more than 4,000,000 programmers actively using it. With the new ANSI standard finalized, and about to be formally released, there will be a renewed interest in C++. The C++ Primer Plus is an approachable yet technically rigorous guide to C++ for programmers new to the language. This new edition updates it with the most important features added to the new standard, which keeping the style and approach which have made the previous editions so popular. It contains extensive new code samples and exercises, for both classroom use and self-study.
Stephen Prata is a professor of physics and astronomy at the College of Marin in Kentfield, CA, where, in addition to astronomy and physics, he teaches computer programming and discrete mathematics. He earned his Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley. He began using computers to model star clusters. Professor Prata is a member of the American Astronomical Society and a former Fulbright Scholar. He has written more than a dozen books, including earlier editions of this book. Other titles C Primer Plus and UNIX Primer Plus, also bestselling titles in their areas.