Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day, 7/e (Paperback)

Siddhartha Rao



In just one hour a day, you’ll have all the skills you need to begin programming in C++. With this complete tutorial, you’ll quickly master the basics, and then move on to more advanced features and concepts.


Completely updated for the C++11 standard, this book presents the language from a practical point of view, helping you learn how to use C++11 to create faster, simpler, and more efficient C++ applications.


  • Master the fundamentals of C++ and object-oriented programming
  • Understand how C++11 features help you write compact and efficient code using concepts such as lambda expressions, move constructors, and assignment operators
  • Learn best practices and avoid pitfalls via useful Do’s and Don’ts
  • Learn the Standard Template Library, including containers and algorithms used in most real-world C++ applications
  • Test your knowledge and expertise using exercises at the end of every lesson


Learn on your own time, at your own pace

  • No previous programming experience required
  • Learn C++11, object-oriented programming, and analysis
  • Write fast and powerful C++ programs, compile the source code, and create executable files
  • Use the Standard Template Library’s algorithms and containers to write feature-rich yet stable C++ applications
  • Develop sophisticated programming techniques using lambda expressions, smart pointers, and move constructors
  • Learn to expand your program’s power with inheritance and polymorphism
  • Master the features of C++ by learning from programming experts
  • Learn C++11 features that allow you to program compact and high-performance C++ applications


Siddhartha Rao is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual Studio — Visual C++ and has extensive experience in programming driver and application software on various platforms.  Employed by SAP AG, he currently heads SAP Product Security India, where his responsibilities include defining the development best practices that keep SAP software secure and globally competitive.


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Category:  Programming

C++03, C++11

User Level:  Beginning—Intermediate