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  1. Learn C++ By Making Games (Charles River Media Programming)
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  2. Learn C++ By Making Games (Charles River Media Programming)

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Learn C++ by Making Games teaches the fundamentals of C++ from a unique and fun perspective. Using game specific code and examples, the book helps anyone wanting to learn C++ progress from the basics to more advanced topics. As you learn C++, you'll be putting the code and techniques into practice by programming a game project in each part of the book. The book begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of the C++ language, including the basic data types of the language. It then progresses further into creating and defining variables, basic mathematical operators, and the various loop structures at your disposal. Next, you'll learn how to use functions to make code more readable and maintainable, along with techniques for breaking up source code into several files for readability. From there you'll move to data structures and explore concepts such as using collections to store multiple copies of a data type. With these foundations of C++ firmly applied, you'll be ready to learn the basics of pointers that you'll need for all of your C++ programming. Next comes an introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts, including classes, objects, inheritance, virtual methods, and polymorphism. From there, reading and writing data files (serialization) are covered. The book concludes with an exploration of how to use the Simple DirectMedia Layer to display graphics and handle basic input, sound, linked lists, templates, along with a variety of more advanced topics, including using SDL to create a simple demo. This book is ideal for an introductory C++ course, or for anyone wanting to teach themselves C++ through the creation of game projects!

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Game Programming in C++: Start to Finish (Charles River Media Game Development)
Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Charles River Media
EAN
9781584504559
Edition
1
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
1584504552
Label
Charles River Media
Manufacturer
Charles River Media
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
450
PublicationDate
2006-08-04
Publisher
Charles River Media
Studio
Charles River Media
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Book is good if you need a C++ refresher since it covers all the necessary C++ you need to build a simple 2D games in C++ in bite sized chapters and are looking to build a cross-platform games.

Writing is clear and to the point.

Focusing on single battleship game through several chapters helps keep you interested in finishing the book.

Still last few chapters a big letdown when you are supposed to have graphical version of simple text based version you started with.

This book is pretty good until you get to the later chapters which is missing code.

It seems as though the last chapter was rushed to press and author forgot to include some necessary files ie images to get code to work.

I'm giving 4 stars so maybe author can provide updated files for last several chapters.
This author may know what he's doing, but he certainly doesn't show that in this book. Some of the examples are missing. The CD is missing most of the samples and starter code. When visiting the website, it's unorganized and unhelpful. This guy seems to have made his quick buck putting this (obviously unedited) book out there and then just abandoned the thing.

The only good thing is that sometimes I can get a different description for how certain code works.

Would NEVER recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn to program.
A good idea gone bad, very bad.
Teaching computer programming is a great technique, it has lots of potential for making the learning (and teaching) experience more fun pleasurable and by consequence, more effective. Unfortunately this pathetic excuse for a book does a terribly poor job in accomplishing this task.
It starts out nicely for the first easy chapters but it quickly degenerates in an unbelievably superficial mess. Snippets of code are thrown in randomly with no clue about where they fit in a real application, and the chapters and explanations become unbelievably thin , short and superficial. Want an easy laugh? The chapter on templates is 3 pages long. I AM NOT KIDDING, you read well.. 3 pages long. To inheritance and polymorphism instead are devoted a full SIX pages.
They should be ashamed of publishing this bs.
As for the "game" part.. all you get are a few simple text based games like single player blackjack and a pathetic couple of simple SDL based... Read more
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