The real challenge of programming isnt learning a languages syntax—its learning to creatively solve problems so you can build something great. In this one-of-a-kind text, author V. Anton Spraul breaks down the ways that programmers solve problems and teaches you what other introductory books often ignore: how to Think Like a Programmer. Each chapter tackles a single programming concept, like classes, pointers, and recursion, and open-ended exercises throughout challenge you to apply your knowledge. Youll also learn how to:
Split problems into discrete components to make them easier to solve
Make the most of code reuse with functions, classes, and libraries
Pick the perfect data structure for a particular job
Master more advanced programming tools like recursion and dynamic memory
Organize your thoughts and develop strategies to tackle particular types of problems
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