Who's Afraid of C++?

ISBN: 0-12-339097-4

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The Preface from Who's Afraid of C++? by Steve Heller, published in June 1996 by AP Professional.
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Please note that I can help you with compiler problems only if you use the DJGPP compiler that I provide on the CD-ROM in the back of the book. If you want to use another compiler, that's fine, but I won't be able to help you with any problems you may encounter in compiling your programs, other than to recommend that you use the DJGPP compiler.

From the Foreword by Ed Yourdon:

"Because I'm writing these words in mid-February 1996, you won't be impressed when I tell you that it's the best computer book that I've read in 1996 -- so let me put it more strongly: this is the best technical book I've read since Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance appeared in the mid-1970s."

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The review on amazon.com

"This is an extraordinary book on C++ written as a dialogue between a world-class expert and a complete novice. Probably the very best book for programming novices first tackling C++, and arguably one of the best technical books ever written. Very Highly Recommended."
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Is this book for you? Probably. It makes programming fun and easy (well, as easy as possible). And if you are of the female persuasion, rest assured that the needs of novices of the fairer sex have been taken into account as well; you are well represented in Who's Afraid of C++? by Susan, my primary novice (and wife).

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