If you're a beginning developer, there's no better place to get up to speed on the Windows 8 SDK than this Wrox guide. A team of Microsoft experts provides a complete course in Windows 8 programming, helping you take full advantage of the innovative new SDK. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book more » is packed with reusable examples that showcase the endless possibilities of the Windows SDK and also introduces the new Windows 8 app store.
It explains how to set up the development environment and covers user interface design, using special effects and graphics, working with C# and C++, and much more. « less
Accelerated Massive Parallelism with Microsoft Visual C++
Capitalize on the faster GPU processors in today's computers with the C++ AMP code library - and bring massive parallelism to your project. With this practical book, experienced C++ developers will learn parallel programming fundamentals with C++ AMP through detailed examples, code snippets, and case more » studies. Learn the advantages of parallelism and get best practices for harnessing this technology in your applications. « less
Without assuming you have a background in the subject, C++ Concurrency in Action gradually enables you to write robust and elegant multithreaded applications in C++11. You'll explore the threading memory model, the new multithreading support library, and basic thread launching and synchronization facilities. more » Along the way, you'll learn how to navigate the trickier bits of programming for concurrency.
Written for C++ programmers who are new to concurrency and others who may have written multithreaded code using other languages, APIs, or platforms. « less
A Practical Guide to Debugging and Tracing Strategies in Windows
Use Windows debuggers throughout the development cycle - and build better software. Rethink your use of Windows debugging and tracing tools - and learn how to make them a key part of test-driven software development. Led by a member of the Windows Fundamentals Team at Microsoft, you'll apply expert debugging more » and tracing techniques - and sharpen your C++ and C# code analysis skills - through practical examples and common scenarios. Learn why experienced developers use debuggers in every step of the development process, and not just when bugs appear. « less
There's a reason why Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ books dominate the marketplace. Ivor Horton has a loyal following who love his winning approach to teaching programming languages, and in this fully updated new edition, he repeats his successful formula. Offering a comprehensive introduction to more » both the standard C++ language and to Visual C++, he offers step-by-step programming exercises, examples, and solutions to deftly guide novice programmers through the ins and outs of C++ development. « less
How to avoid common mistakes
It's easy to make lots of programming mistakes in C++ - in fact, any program over a few hundred lines is likely to contain bugs. With this book, you'll learn about many common coding errors that C++ programmers produce, along with rules and strategies you can use to avoid them.
Author Vladimir Kushnir more » shows you how to use his Safe C++ library, based in part on programming practices developed by the C++ community. You'll not only find recipes for identifying errors during your program's compilation, runtime, and testing phases, you'll learn a comprehensive approach for making your C++ code safe and bug-free. « less
Essential reading for experienced developers who are determined to master the latest release of C++
Although C++ is often the language of choice from game programming to major commercial software applications, it is also one of the most difficult to master. With this no-nonsense book, you will learn more » to conquer the latest release of C++. The author deciphers little-known features of C++, shares detailed code examples that you can then plug into your own code, and reveals the significant changes to C++ that accompany the latest release. You'll discover how to design and build applications that solve real-world problems and then implement the solution using the full capabilities of the language. « less
C++ is an object-oriented programming language commonly adopted by would-be programmers. This book explores the basic development concepts and techniques of C++ and explains the "how" and "why" of C++ programming from the ground up.
You'll discover what goes into creating a program, as well as how more » to put the various pieces together, deal with standard programming challenges, handle debugging, and make it all work. « less
C++, developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs, is one of the most widely used programming languages, with close to four million C++ programmers and growing. C++'s popularity has earned it a spot as part of the Standard Library.
This guidebook covers key topics like an introduction to C++, understanding more » objects and classes, fixing problems, advanced programming, reading and writing files, advanced C++, and building applications with Microsoft MFC. If you're a C++ newbie, start with Book I. But if you're experienced with C++, simply jump in anywhere to learn more! « less
A Desktop Quick Reference
To-the-point, authoritative, no-nonsense solutions have always been a trademark of O'Reilly books. The In a Nutshell books have earned a solid reputation in the field as the well-thumbed references that sit beside the knowledgeable developer's keyboard. C++ in a Nutshell lives up to the In a Nutshell more » promise. C++ in a Nutshell is a lean, focused reference that offers practical examples for the most important, most often used, aspects of C++.
C++ in a Nutshell packs an enormous amount of information on C++ (and the many libraries used with it) in an indispensable quick reference for those who live in a deadline-driven world and need the facts but not the frills. « less