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    Unhappy Sams Books

    Is there anything wrong with Sams books. I told somebody that I used Sams teach youself c++ in 21 days and the gave me a bad reputition point, telling me never to tell people to buy sams *** books. I didn't even tell him to buy it
    Last edited by algi; 01-03-2005 at 04:08 PM.
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    I hear they teach some bad habits such as void main, etc... but I like them. There have been several threads on this recently. Do a board search.

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    I have the Sams Teach yourself C in 21days I found only minor things wrong, nothing to do with bad programming habits. Its also a very good and easy read as well.

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    There was also never any mention of void main() in a program example however it was stated at the very start of the book about avoid using it.
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    Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days........good book to some extent some chapters though just throw you off, I remember when I was first learning about streams, that chapter 17 I believe it was, and the linked list example on chapter 13 (HORRIBLE). It's a great reference book now. Although I don't really program in C++ that much anymore , I wanna start programming in C++ again though along with other languages, I've started to forget the little stuff I knew.
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    SAMS Teach Yourself <insert subject here> In 21 days/24hrs are decent books. I am at a loss as to why mentioning them would bring you a bad rep point.

    Anything from SAMS is pretty good. However I'd probably recommend SAMS C/C++ Primer Plus books over the 21 Days books.

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    Some people are anti-[insert random thing here] and feel that if you do something that they don't like, then you're a complete idiot and should go kill yourself.

    Don't worry. I'm not that way.


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    Well said, I feel that most people that bad mouth something they have never tried/looked at/experienced. Notice the emphasis on most.

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    Ya well............ some people just aren't very bright or mature

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    i have sams teach urself basic in 21 days and i dont like it...

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    Sams C++ in 21 days was the first and up until now the only book I have read. I think it was good, althogh, as somebody said, he does show off some.

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    can sam teach me women in 21 days....???
    • "Problem Solving C++, The Object of Programming" -Walter Savitch
    • "Data Structures and Other Objects using C++" -Walter Savitch
    • "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" -Kip Irvine
    • "Programming Windows, 5th edition" -Charles Petzold
    • "Visual C++ MFC Programming by Example" -John E. Swanke
    • "Network Programming Windows" -Jones/Ohlund
    • "Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours" -Michael Morrison
    • "Mathmatics for 3D Game Programming & Computer Graphics" -Eric Lengyel

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    I bet not, he couldnt teach me C++ in 21 days, more like 6 months

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    I must admit the title is wrong, i was never going to follow it by the day and learn it in 21 days, but I can't believe that people would hate it enough to have a go at me for mentioning it
    I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.

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