All materials on our website are shared by users. If you have any questions about copyright issues, please report us to resolve them. We are always happy to assist you.
of 2

Please download to get full document.

View again

  A Guide To Programming In C++ For BeginnerContents:Chapter 1. A first look at the IDE and some simple history on Windows and C++/C/C#.Chapter 2. A look at language differences and language features.Chapter 3. ASCII, and how it comes into play.Chapter 4. A first Hello World type program.Chapetr 5. What is an int and how does it compare to other types?Chapter 6. Using different types with typecasting.Chapter 7. Simple Input/Output.Chapter 8. What libraries are better for a task?Chapter 9. How do files communicate between .cpp and .h.Chapter 10. How to use a program with a .cpp and a .h file.Chapter 11. How do computers store memory, and why do they need bits/bytes?Chapter 12. How to use the debugger for simple errors.Chapter 13. Why do compilers need to have so much information?Chapter 14.Chapter 1: A first look at the IDE and some simple history on Windows and C++/C/C#Before we start this book off, I would like to say that this is NOT going to be a step by step guide for simple console projects. I'll define what I mean by that with an analogy. When a mother pushes her young out of the nest, it isn't because she wants to see it fall; she wants to see if it can fly, because she thinks that it's ready. In this case, I will give you the amount of information you will need to sight read any program. I will not always give step by stepexplainations for every line of code. New things will always be explained, or old things used in new ways. Of course this will only come into play in the moreadvanced parts of the book, or when it would be too time consuming to explain itall. Other than that, some requirements (or rather recommendations, because youcan still do very well without them) for this book are:1. A basic understanding of Geometry. (recommended, but only barely. Just If/Then statements and logic are needed)2. The will to read many pages of words, and on occasion, some code3. A Windows OS (operating system)4. An IDE (Integrated Developement Enviornment) like Visual C++, or CodeBlocks,or any other you can find.If you do not meet the requirments than you should probably stop reading here, or gather them and continue.So onto the simple history of Windows (Which can be skipped if you really just don't care). You may ask, why is this important? Well if you think aboutit logicly, you need to know where something comes from. If you don't learn thehistory of something, than theoreticaly, you are just making things more difficult on yourself. For example: even though this book says C++ ...you can't reallylearn C++ until you have learned the whole C language. You may think that the 2are different, but C++ is essentialy the C language with bells and whistles. But more on that later, back to the history of Windows! Windows started off as a simple OS. It didn't do more than just simple text input and output, and even then you had to know some basic programming to use the text editor. I wasn't alivewhen the first ones came out, and I have never used them. However they sound like more of a hastle than they were worth, which is most likely the reason why the  y didn't quickly cath on. They were simply a text writer, and for most people itseemed like pen and paper was much more practicle. Then along came the Windows1.0! It had more speed, and was much more user friendly. Still, the average person would not own one at this time, as you still really could not do much. But then came the release of Windows 2! It had more speed, and it was better at handling graphics. It could allow you to have overlapped windows, icons on the desktop, and you could customize the appearence (to an extent). This attracted developers, as they now had something to really work with. Then came Windows 3. It was the best version yet! It sold millions of copies, making it the first OS from Windows to be used in homes. It had 16 Colors, which was a huge deal, and it allowed us to have the friendly file manager, and a printing manager. But this was nothing to Windows NT! It had a 32 bit operating system (we will talk about bits and what it means to have 32 bits in a later chapter, but just know that it meansthat the computer doubled its memory capacity!), and they also had better graphics, MUCH better speed, and was considered a milestone in Windows technology. Then, here comes the best version yet! Windows 95! It was the first version to havethe classic start button that we know today! It was so important because it hadthe internet at its desposal! Other features were the taskbar, emailing, easy install/uninstall hardware capabilites, and the minimize and maximize button.Thenext versions of windows were still important, but really nothing changes much with the appearence. Windows XP and Vista are more commonly used (or have been used) by a large amount of people, so it isn't worth the time to go into. Howeverjust because I said nothing happened doesn't mean that there isn't anything thatdidn't. I say that because there was a large amount of graphical updates in theway that computers handled graphics, along with some new features now and then,and there was a lot of internal changes to the OS in the way it handled memory,and how much you had to use. However I think that the important parts have beencovered.
Related Search
We Need Your Support
Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our free products and services. We are nonprofit website to share and download documents. To the running of this website, we need your help to support us.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

No, Thanks
Kids' Clothes, Shoes & Accs. | Mercedes-Benz C 220 d BlueTEC 163cv // AVANTGARDE // Euro 6 // | Infierno blanco (2012)