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Visual C++ 2008: How to Program, Second Edition by D. T. Quirk, H. M. Deitel, P. J. Deitel

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Visual C++

 

The chief merit of language is clearness.

 
 --Galen
 

High thoughts must have high language.

 
 --Aristophanes
 

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

 
 --Henry David Thoreau
 

My object all sublime I shall achieve in time.

 
 --W. S. Gilbert
 

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

 
 --John F. Kennedy

OBJECTIVES

In this chapter you will learn:

  • Basic hardware and software concepts.

  • The different types of programming languages.

  • Which programming languages are most widely used.

  • The history of the Visual C++ programming language.

  • Some basics of object technology.

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

  • The history of the ...

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