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C++ How to Program, Sixth Edition by H. M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., P. J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Computers, the Internet and the World Wide Web

 

The chief merit of language is clearness.

 
 --Galen
 

Our life is frittered away by detail. ... Simplify, simplify.

 
 --Henry David Thoreau
 

He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable.

 
 --Thomas B. Macaulay
 

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

 
 --John F. Kennedy

OBJECTIVES

In this chapter you will learn:

  • Basic hardware and software concepts.

  • Object-technology concepts, such as classes, objects, attributes, behaviors, encapsulation and inheritance.

  • The different types of programming languages.

  • A typical C++ program development environment.

  • The history of the industry-standard object-oriented system modeling language, the UML.

  • The history ...

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