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Starting Out with Games & Graphics in C++, 2nd edition

  • Tony Gaddis

Published by Pearson (November 5th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

2nd edition

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Overview

Tony Gaddis’s accessible, step-by-step presentation helps beginning students understand the important details necessary to become skilled programmers at an introductory level. Gaddis motivates the study of both programming skills and the C++ programming language by presenting all the details needed to understand the “how” and the “why”—but never losing sight of the fact that most beginners struggle with this material. His approach is both gradual and highly accessible, ensuring that students understand the logic behind developing high-quality programs.

In Starting Out with Games and Graphics in C++, 2e, Gaddis covers the essentials of programming for a novice using the C++ language. 

The Second Edition has been completely revised to provide students with more knowledge of standard C++, while retaining the interesting examples and exercises that students latch on to. Now organized in two parts, Part 1 covers the fundamentals of procedural programming using standard C++. To inspire student productivity and reinforce the core objectives of a strong CS1 foundation, Gaddis covers graphics and game programming using C++ and the App Game Kit in Part 2. Part 2 also covers file I/O and introduces object-oriented programming.

Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction to Programming with C++
Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers and Programming
Chapter 2: C++ Fundamentals
Chapter 3: Decision Structures and Boolean Logic
Chapter 4: Repetition Structures
Chapter 5: Functions
Chapter 6: Arrays
Part 2: Graphics and Game Programming with C++ and the App Game Kit

Chapter 7: Using the App Game Kit with C++
Chapter 8: Input, Animation, and Sound

Chapter 9: Text, Collisions, and the Vulture Trouble Game

Chapter 10: Using Files and Arrays with the AGK

Chapter 11: Object-Oriented Programming

Appendix A: Downloading and Installing the Required Software

Answers to Checkpoints (available online)

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