Earlier two editions of this practice-oriented book have been well accepted over the past decade by students, teachers and professionals. Inspired by the avid response, the author is enthused to bring out the third edition, improving upon the concepts with glimpses of C++11 features. This book presents a unique blending of C++ as one of the most widely used programming languages of today in the backdrop of object-oriented programming (OOP) paradigm and modelling. Along with an overview of C++ programming and basic object-oriented (OO) concepts, it also provides the standard and advanced features of C++ for further study. The text establishes the philosophy of OOP by highlighting the core features of C++ and demonstrating the semantic differences between the procedural paradigm of C and the object-oriented paradigm of C++.
The present edition updates and elaborates on the following topics:
Reference data types
Parameter passing–passing pointers by value as well as by reference
Polymorphism: overloading and overriding
Lambda expressions and anonymous functions
Rvalue reference, move constructor and assignment operator
Phases of software development
Primarily intended as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of engineering, computer applications and management, and also to practicing professionals, the book should also prove to be a stimulating study as a reference for all those who have a keen interest in the subject.