Computer Science/Programming Languages This unique guide will enable you to write serious C++ programs-in just three days! Here is your chance to master the C++ language quickly and completely. Based on a successful course given by the authors at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center, this book/disk set provides the instruction, examples, and exercises you need to progress from simple starting programs to complex data manipulation in three compact reading/exercise sessions. The book offers clear, concise explanations that move you step-by-step through the material, and the disk contains a wealth of example programs and exercises that cover every aspect of C++, including: classes, inheritance, constructors and destructors, overloading, virtual functions, friends, static members, templates, and exceptions. Numerous special features make this the ideal source for scientists, programmers, professors, and students who need to upgrade their C skills to C++, but who previously thought that they didn't have the time. Special features include: Practical "real world" examples Complete source code on diskette Advice on writing, structuring, and bulletproofing your programs Examples on using file stream I/O, exceptions, and templates Complete linked list class Neural network class Mandelbrot fractal drawing program Utility program for generating C++ class declaration and source header filesCooper, James W. is the author of 'Jump Start Course in C Plus Plus Programming' with ISBN 9780471031710 and ISBN 0471031712.