Herbert Schildt

Herbert Schildt is an American computing author, programmer and musician. He has written books about the C and Java programming languages. He was also a founding member of the progressive rock band Starcastle.
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The Definitive Guide to C# “From using LINQ to covariance and from string formatting to optional arguments, Herb’s update covers all you need to know about using real-world C# 4.0.” —Michael Howard, Microsoft Corporation

Bestselling author Herb Schildt has updated and expanded his classic programming reference to cover C# 4.0--the latest release of this powerful, feature-rich language. Using carefully crafted explanations, insider tips, and hundreds of examples, C# 4.0: The Complete Reference offers in-depth details on all aspects of C#, including keywords, syntax, and core libraries. New C# 4.0 features, such as named and optional arguments, the dynamic type, expanded covariance and contravariance capabilities, and support for parallel programming with the Task Parallel Library (TPL) and PLINQ are also discussed.

Perfect for beginners and professional C# programmers alike, this expert resource is written in the clear, crisp, uncompromising style that has made Herb the choice of millions worldwide. Begin mastering C# 4.0 today with help from this authoritative volume!

Coverage includes:

Data types and operators Control statements Classes and objects Constructors, destructors, and methods Interfaces, arrays, enumerations, and structures Method and operator overloading Inheritance and virtual methods Reflection and runtime type ID Exception handling Delegates, properties, events, and indexers Attributes Multithreading and the Task Parallel Library Generics LINQ and PLINQ Lambda expressions Anonymous types Extension methods Named and optional arguments Implicitly typed variables I/O, networking, and collections The preprocessor and much, much more
Your Ultimate "How-To" Guide to C++ Programming!

Legendary programming author Herb Schildt shares some of his favorite programming techniques in this high-powered C++ "cookbook." Organized for quick reference, each "recipe" shows how to accomplish a practical programming task. A recipe begins with a list of key ingredients (classes, functions, and headers) followed by step-by-step instructions that show how to assemble them into a complete solution. Detailed discussions explain the how and why behind each step, and a full code example puts the recipe into action. Each recipe ends with a list of options and alternatives that suggest ways to adapt the technique to fit a variety of situations. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced pro, you'll find recipes that are sure to satisfy your C++ programming appetite!

Topics include:

String Handling · Standard Template Library (STL) Containers · Algorithms · Function Objects · Binders · Negators · Adaptors · Iterators · I/O · Formatting Data

Learn how to:

Tokenize a null-terminated string Create a search and replace function for strings Implement subtraction for string objects Use the vector, deque, and list sequence containers Use the container adaptors stack, queue, and priority_queue Use the map, multimap, set, and multiset associative containers Reverse, rotate, and shuffle a sequence Create a function object Use binders, negators, and iterator adapters Read and write files Use stream iterators to handle file I/O Use exceptions to handle I/O errors Create custom inserters and extractors Format date, time, and numeric data Use facets and the localization library Overload the [ ], ( ), and -> operators Create an explicit constructor And much, much more
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