Now all 85 of Scott Meyers' invaluable C++ rules-and more-are available on one CD! Scott Meyers is an undisputed guru of C++, best known for his incisive guidelines on effective use of the language. This CD includes the complete text of his Effective C++, Second Edition, and More Effective C++, plus a collection of recent C++ magazine articles. Far more than the sum of Meyers' two books, the CD has more than 2,000 separate links: within and between the books, among the books and the articles, and from the books and articles to the Internet. Meyers personally selected the magazine articles to complement the material in his books, and they make the CD even more comprehensive and up-to-date.
On the Effective C++ CD, well-known C++ guru Scott Meyers combines the complete text of two of his books, Effective C++ and More Effective C++. Since the format of these two books provides a laundry list of tips for improving C++ code (Effective C++ contains 50 tips, while More Effective C++ adds 35 more), the CD-ROM format is a natural fit and a convenient way to read both titles. The CD-ROM format adds extra material, including several magazine articles and an annotated list of books for further reading.
A handy full-text search engine lets you cross-reference material from both books. (Alternatively, you can just browse and read at your own pace.) The CD-ROM provides full control of image size and other options, making it useful for virtually any system, from desktop to laptop. (It requires only Netscape 4 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 browsers or later). While the author himself writes that he likes printed books, this CD-ROM makes good use of the greater flexibility of HTML. The additional material makes this electronic version even more comprehensive than the two previous titles combined. --Richard Dragan