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    comment on C++ books, please

    I am a beginner and have the following books:

    - "Teach Yourself C++" by Jesse Liberty
    - "C++ from the Ground Up" by Herbert Schildt
    - "Debugging C++" by Chris S. Pappas
    - "The ANSI/CIO C++ Professional Programmer's Handbook" by
    Danny Kalev

    Does anyone have any comment on these books? Is there
    another book someone learning to program C++ in DOS should
    get?

    Thanks for your attention,

    Miki

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    >>"Teach Yourself C++" by Jesse Liberty


    IMHO - read it, didnt like it...........As soon as I finished, I picked up C++ how to program by Deitel and found this to be a far better book............

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    >>> - "C++ from the Ground Up" by Herbert Schildt

    That's quite good, I've always liked Herb's writing style - conversational - easy to read. Make sure you get the Second Edition though as the earlier one does not cover the ANSI standard. Deitel and Deitel is also a good book.
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    Originally posted by adrianxw

    I've always liked Herb's writing style - conversational - easy to read.

    Yeah...I have 2 of his books and I quite like them.......they are cheap to buy and offer quite a lot............There are occasional errors, but then I'm still looking for a book that doesnt carry an errata............

    I would still recommmend the Deitel book though

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    >>> There are occasional errors, but then I'm still looking for a book that doesnt carry an errata

    Aren't we all. It often strikes me as amazing that books into the 4th - 5th editions are still carrying mistakes from the first impression.

    I, too, have more than one of Herb's books.
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    Originally posted by Fordy
    >>"Teach Yourself C++" by Jesse Liberty


    IMHO - read it, didnt like it...........As soon as I finished, I picked up C++ how to program by Deitel and found this to be a far better book............
    Thanks. I wish I had asked you before I bought it - it
    was about $50 Canadian.

    As for the Deitel book, do you have the ISBN number? I am
    certain I can get it if it's still in print.

    Thanks to all for the detailed comments on the Schildt
    book. I do have the second edition - it cost me about $16
    at a local computer show.

    Miki

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    ebay

    watch ebay they (dietel books) come up all of the time - i got mine for $11.00 last month.

    M.R.

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    I've always liked Herb's writing style - conversational - easy to read.
    Same here. I've got Java 2: The Complete Reference and C++: The Complete Reference, both my Herb. Very easy to understand.

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    Re: ebay

    Originally posted by itld
    watch ebay they (dietel books) come up all of the time - i got mine for $11.00 last month.

    M.R.

    LOL...same here....mine cost 10......CD included

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