Welcome to the C++ computer programming language and C++ How to Program, Eighth
Edition! This book presents leading-edge computing technologies, and is particularly appropriate
for inroductory course sequences based on the curriculum recommendations of
two key professional organizations—the ACM and the IEEE.
The new Chapter 1 presents intriguing facts and figures. Our goal is to get you excited
about studying computers and programming. The chapter includes a table of some of the
research made possible by computers; current technology trends and hardware discussions;
the data hierarchy; social networking; a table of business and technology publications and
websites that will help you stay up-to-date with the latest technology news, trends and
career opportunities; additional Making a Difference exercises and more.
We focus on software engineering best practices. At the heart of the book is our signature
“live-code approach”—programming concepts are presented in the context of complete
working programs, rather than in code snippets. Each C++ code example is
accompanied by live sample executions, so you can see exactly what each program does
when it’s run on a computer. All the source code is available at www.deitel.com/books/
cpphtp8/ and www.pearsonhighered.com/deitel/.
Much of this Preface is addressed to instructors. Please be sure to read the sections entitled
Pedagogic Features; Teaching Approach; Software Used in C++ How to Program, 8/e;
C++ IDE Resource Kit and CourseSmart Web Books.
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challenging and entertaining C++ educational experience. As you read the book, if
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