C++ How to Program by Deitel and Deitel

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    C++ How to Program by Deitel and Deitel

    Well I'm taking a C++ OOP class in the fall that requires C++ How to Program 4th Ed by Deitel and Deitel. Since I already have Stroustrup's book and none of the CIS teachers really teach from the books I'm thinking about not getting it. But I would like to hear from those of you who have it concerning the book's quality as a reference book. I know its a good newbie book but I'm beyond that point now. I would really hate to spend the money on a book that I will just gather dust on the shelf.

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    It's not bad. There are plenty worse out there. It has quite a few excercises in it so if your tutor is expecting to set your homework from it you may need it

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    I don't think the professor will be assigning any of the work from the book. I did some checking on half.com and like 90% of the books I see are the international version. Do you know of any differences between the internation and US version Fordy?

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    >>Do you know of any differences between the internation and US version Fordy?

    'Fraid not.

    If he/she isnt setting any questions from that book and your happy with Stroustrup, then your better off sticking with what you have. There's nothing definative in the Deitel book that isnt in Stroustup.

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    Aren't Deitel and Deitel the result of a hideous illegal genetic cloning experiment?

    That said, their Java book's OK.

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    Correct, it's a book for newbies. Don't get it. It's not good for reference either 'cause it just doesn't cover everything standard c++ got to offer.
    However, it's good at giving examples/illustrations. With practical/compilable code, the book really holds your hand.
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    The amount of OOP material covered in the book is covered by Stroustrup's book, except for the UML notation(which you could find on the web). I wouldn't get it unless if you need to understand basic datastructures such as queues and binary trees(which are not covered indepth in Stroustrup's book).

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    Well I ended up getting the book for $35ish from half.com
    Since we only have one professor who teaches the C++ course and I'm pretty sure I'll end up tutoring it in the spring I figured it was worthwhile to familiarize myself with the book. If I don't like it I'll just sell it on half.com

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    I've never seen that half.com before, I wonder if they have it at eBay in Europe.....
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