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C++ For Beginners.....Masters (2 CD Free)
Asthana, Ankit , Software Developer, IBM Toronto, Canada
ISBN : 978-81-224-2024-1
Publication Year : 2007
Edition : 1st
Reprint : Apr, 2011
Pages : 640
Price : $ 25.00
Binding : Paperback
About the Book:

The purpose of this book is to provide an introductory text for understanding the C++ language and to empower the reader to write C++ programs. The book also introduces reader to the paradigm of object oriented programming. The main strength and USP of this book is that it is written by a student for students but will be equally useful for intermediate level programmers, and software development professionals. The author is in the best position to identify and address issues and areas where a student needs maximum help in understanding the C++ concepts and developing programming skills.

The book also covers text for a business-oriented C++ programming course. The examples and the several chapters at the end are devoted to data structures, database concepts including SQL, methodology to interface C++ programs with any database using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), basic windows graphics programming, overview of XML and Standard Template Library (STL).

This book contains two CDs:
  1. Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
  2. `CD Accompanying Book`, Containing write-up on Borland C++ 5.5, MS Visual C++ 2005, Data Structure Tutorial, source code from book and additional resources on the web.

About the Author:

Ankit Asthana (born 1986) is currently pursuing Computer Engineering with Co-op in McMaster University, Canada and would graduate in 2008. He studied in Delhi Public School (DPS), R.K. Puram, New Delhi till 2004. He has been a scholar throughout, being in the Dean`s Honor List, and achieving other scholastic achievements consistently during his academic career.

He was recently working for IBM, Toronto, Canada as a software developer/tester for ?WebSphere Application Server? and was involved in testing and creating J2EE applications over Solaris, AIX, Windows, Linux and HP Unix for WebSphere Application & Portal Server. He also leveraged automation frameworks such as STAF /STAX and Rational Application Function Tester to Automate Test execution.

He also worked as a teaching assistant for Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, for programming courses involving C, C++ and Visual C# for the past two years. He is a member of ?EWB: Engineers without Borders? and provides guidance, support to various other engineering clubs in Canada. He can be contacted at


Part I
  • Introduction to C++
  • Fundamentals of C++
  • Control Structures
  • Functions
  • Arrays
  • Structures
  • Pointers
Part II
  • Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Inheritance
Part III
  • Data Structures & Files
  • Data Structures
  • Linked Lists
  • Streams and Files
Part IV
  • Database & C++
  • Database Concepts
  • Structured Query Language
  • Open Database Connectivity.


Review which appeared in Business and Economic Facts May 2007:

This book introduces the readers to C++ language and empowers them to write C++ programs. It may be used by beginners as well as masters. 

The author-Ankit Asthana?belongs to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Ontario (Canada). The book has been edited by RGS Asthana, who is an IT consultant, Max Healthcare, New Delhi.

After a brief introduction, the book is divided into four parts followed by appendices from A to I.

Part I provides introduction, fundamentals of C++, control structures, functions, arrays, structures and pointers.

Part II sets out objects of oriented programming (OOP) and inheritance.

Part III covers data structures, linked lists, streams and files.

Part IV provides database concepts, structured query language and open database connectivity.

Appendices cover as many as 88 pages.

Computer Science,Information Technology,Common to all branches


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