Learn C++ in Just One Hour a Day Completely updated for the C++11 standard, Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day presents the language from a practical point of view, helping you learn how to use C++11 to create faster, simpler, and more efficient C++ applications. Master the fundamentals of C++ and object-oriented programming Understand how C++11 features help you write compact and efficient code using concepts such as lambda expressions, move constructors, and assignment operators Learn the Standard Template Library, including containers and algorithms used in most real-world C++ applications Test your knowledge and expertise using exercises at the end of every lessonLearn on your own time, at your own pace: No previous programming experience required Learn C++11, object-oriented programming, and analysis Write fast and powerful C++ programs, compile the source code with a gcc compiler, and create executable files Use the Standard Template Librarys (STL) algorithms and containers to write feature-rich yet stable C++ applications Develop sophisticated programming techniques using lambda expressions, smart pointers, and move constructors Learn to expand your programs power with inheritance and polymorphism Master the features of C++ by learning from programming experts Learn C++11 features that allow you to program compact and high-performance C++ applicationsTABLE OF CONTENTS PART I: THE BASICSLESSON 1: Getting Started with C++11LESSON 2: The Anatomy of a C++ ProgramLESSON 3: Using Variables, Declaring ConstantsLESSON 4: Managing Arrays and StringsLESSON 5: Working with Expressions, Statements, and OperatorsLESSON 6: Controlling Program FlowLESSON 7: Organizing Code with Functions LESSON 8: Pointers and References ExplainedPART II: FUNDAMENTALS OF OBJECT-ORIENTED C++ PROGRAMMINGLESSON 9: Classes and ObjectsLESSON 10: Implementing InheritanceLESSON 11: PolymorphismLESSON 12: Operator Types and Operator OverloadingLESSON 13: Casting OperatorsLESSON 14: An Introduction to Macros and TemplatesPART III: LEARNING THE STANDARD TEMPLATE LIBRARY (STL)LESSON 15: An Introduction to the Standard Template LibraryLESSON 16: The STL String ClassLESSON 17: STL Dynamic Array ClassesLESSON 18: STL list and forward_listLESSON 19: STL Set ClassesLESSON 20: STL Map Classes PART IV: MORE STLLESSON 21: Understanding Function ObjectsLESSON 22: C++11 Lambda ExpressionsLESSON 23: STL AlgorithmsLESSON 24: Adaptive Containers: Stack and QueueLESSON 25: Working with Bit Flags Using STL PART V: ADVANCED C++ CONCEPTSLESSON 26: Understanding Smart PointersLESSON 27: Using Streams for Input and OutputLESSON 28: Exception HandlingLESSON 29: Going ForwardAPPENDIXESA: Working with Numbers: Binary and HexadecimalB: C++ KeywordsC: Operator PrecedenceD: AnswersE: ASCII Codes
Back in March I met up with a couple of good friends, Kevin and Kristie (Kristie, I have known for almost 30 years) at a restaurant called The B Spot. Fantastic! Check out the menu....During dinner Kristie mentioned that they had just finished this cleanse from this book, Clean, for the second time. They explained, in short, what it was. You eliminate certain foods from your diet, stuff that can cause inflammation and allergic reactions. Then during a three week period you have a liquid meal in the morning, a smoothie, a full lunch (of stuff you can eat) and a liquid meal for dinner (juice, or a soup). Thats it. Easy right? I didnt think I would be able to do it. It sounded perfectly awful. No caffeine (what, no coffee?). No alcohol, thats right, you heard me. I had friends LOL me when they heard I was going to attempt it. Thanks guys.But I decided that I was going to read the book and try this cleanse. Sure I might fail on the second day, but I had never tried anything like this before and I thought what could it hurt?I surprised myself! I did three days of the elimination diet first (eating normally, but only the foods you can eat on the cleanse), and then I made it right through to the very end and it wasnt a struggle at all. I dont know how it happened.I noticed a lot of changes for the better.I lost weight. 7 lbs on the first three days of the elimination diet alone. 15 lbs in all.My blood pressure normalized....it ran a bit high.My moods balanced. I have a bit of an anxiety/depression issue, that went away. Huh.I gained energy and was able to wake up easier.Lots of good things. Now that Im done, Im sticking with the smoothies in the morning, cause they are yummy. No processed or fast food, because I dont want it. Some things that I noticed when I brought back foods that were off limits. Coffee, it didnt taste good and I didnt finish it. I noticed that later in the day I was feeling anxiety for no good reason. Huh.Sugar... I ran into a friend who works at the Starbucks at Kroger, she was raving about things that were on Starbucks secret menu (I didnt know they had one, I guess because its a secret) and insisted on making something for me that was supposed to taste like a Werthers candy. Not to be rude, I took it, tasted it and it felt like someone punched me in the face. Terrible!! Too damn sweet. I said it was fantastic (lied) and threw the rest out as soon as I could. Im sure I would have liked it just fine before doing this cleanse. Thats how much sugar we are eating, so much we dont even notice anymore. I had read in Salt, Sugar, Fat that big food would test kids by adding sugar to cereal until they said it was too sweet, and the formula they would use would be the one directly before too sweet. And they would do this test every so often, and the sweet tolerance would steadily increase over time. So, Im staying away from the sugar.Alcohol? Not a problem, so Ill keep it, until I do this again in a year.....************I just finished re-reading this in preservation to do a second cleanse starting on Monday. After all the crap I (as everyone tends to) ate over the holidays, Im actually looking forward to it. Is that weird?A thought crossed my mind as I re-read Clean, I realized I havent had a major cold or any other illness since I did this cleanse back in April (and working with the public, I would get sick often). Huh.I dont know if the two things have anything to do with each other but I find it to be interesting.
Mending Fences illuminates the forces driving Moscows China policy, from the Ussuri River clashes in 1969 to the strategic partnership of the 1990s. Elizabeth Wishnick, noted expert on the Russia and China, analyzes the efforts of Soviet leaders simultaneously to maintain their supremacy in the international communist movement, defend their borders from a perceived China threat, and ensure the compliance of regional authorities in enforcing China policy.Although a consensus in favor of containing China prevailed within the Moscow policy community throughout the 1970s, major shifts in China policy came with changes in the Soviet leadership, most notably in the mid-1980s. As many Russians became disenchanted with Western models of market democracy and with their countrys sharply curtailed role in international affairs in the post-Soviet era, the Yeltsin administration touted a growing strategic partnership with China.Wishnick outlines the successes of Russian-Chinese cooperation and analyzes the main barriers to full-scale partnership, including historical grievances, limited economic ties, tensions in regional relations. Despite ongoing efforts by Russian and Chinese leaders to resolve these issues, she concludes that the future of the Sino-Russian partnership will depend on an unpredictable interplay of forces of domestic and international change.Mending Fences is the result of a decade of research in Moscow, Beijing, and the regions along the Russo-Chinese border. Fluent in Russian and Chinese, the author has drawn on recently declassified documents from the archives of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party, the Soviet Foreign Ministry, the KGB, and the Khabarovsk Regional Communist Party; numerous interviews with influential Russian and Chinese officials and scholars; and regional and national periodicals and books from both Russia and China.The first work in recent years to analyze Russian-Chinese relations from Moscows perspective, Mending Fences is a necessary addition to the literature on the late Cold War era and the strategic triangle between the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Peoples Republic of China.
With this second edition, Kraus continues his examination of formal presidential debates, considering the experience of television in presidential elections, reviewing what has been learned about televised debates, and evaluating that knowledge in the context of the election process, specifically, and the political process, generally. He also examines the media and the role they occupy in presidential elections. Because critics often refer to the Lincoln-Douglas debates when reproaching presidential debates, comparisons of the two are discussed throughout the book. Much of the data and information for this accounting of televised presidential debates comes from the authors first-hand experience as one who was involved with these debates as a participant observer, on site at nearly all of the debates discussed. Throughout these discussions, emphasis is placed on the implications for public policy. To suggest policy that will be accepted and adopted by politicians and the public is, at best, difficult. Proposals for changes in public policy based on experience -- even when scientific data support those changes -- must be subjected to an assessment of the values and predispositions of the proponent. These values and predispositions, however, may not necessarily inhibit the proponents objectivity. As such, this review of television use in the presidential election process provides the context for examining televised debates.
Signees par des specialistes provenant de differentes provinces canadiennes, les huit etudes reunies dans ce volume nous font decouvrir que lacquisition de la litteratie est influencee tant par le developpement linguistique que lenvironnement familial ou la societe dans laquelle lenfant evolue. La litteratie -- neologisme qui sintegre graduellement dans le langage de leducation -- vise a rendre compte du caractere englobant de la langue et de la culture. En effet, la litteratie depasse le simple fait de savoir lire et ecrire et renvoie aux capacites de lindividu a maitriser lecrit pour penser, communiquer, acquerir des connaissances, resoudre des problemes, reflechir sur son existence, partager sa culture et se divertir. Lindividu lettre ne peut donc se definir sans lecrit qui est un atout indispensable pour lire, se lire et lire le monde qui nous entoure. Chaque etude contribue de facon originale a faire comprendre les enjeux essentiels qui influencent la litteratie.
Journalist Brenda Banks is on the verge of the biggest story of her career—if she can stay alive long enough to finish it. A serial killer is targeting men in the small town of Slaughter Creek, leaving behind a twisted trail of clues meant only for Brenda. It’s a dangerous, deadly game, one she cannot master without the help of FBI Special Agent Nick Blackwood, the man she’s loved since high school—and whose tormented past could hold the key to catching a killer.Nick Blackwood barely survived childhood at the hands of his father, a sadistic mastermind known as the Commander. Since he left town, he’s spent his life chasing criminals—and trying to forget the beauty he once loved. But when a murder investigation brings him face-to-face with Brenda Banks, Nick cannot ignore the smoldering fire she rekindles in his troubled soul. Allowing Brenda into his heart means letting down his guard—and that’s just what the killer is counting on…
How should capital income be taxed to achieve efficiency and equity? In this detailed study, tax policy analyst Jane Gravelle, brings together comprehensive estimates of effective tax rates on a wide variety of capital by type, industry, legal form, method of financing, and across time. These estimates are combined with a history and survey of issues regarding capital income taxation that are aimed especially at bringing the findings of economic theory and recent empirical research to nonspecialists and policymakers. Many of the topics treated have been the subject of policy debate and legislation over the last ten or fifteen years.Should capital income be taxed at all? And, if capital income is to be taxed, what is the best way to do it? Gravelle devotes two chapters to the first question, and then, in answer to the second question, covers a broad range of topics - corporate taxation, tax neutrality, capital gains taxes, tax treatment of retirement savings, and capital income taxation and international competitiveness. Gravelle also includes a comprehensive history of tax institutions and data on constructing effective tax rates that are not available elsewhere.