Awesome C++ College Textbook

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    I recently enrolled in C++ and I must say, I'm not that great a programmer, but I found, Problem Solving with C++, 7th edition, by Walter Savitch to be one of the best programming textbooks around. In fact, I am almost falling in love with programming because of the way this guy writes. He's thorough, yet not so much as to insult your intelligence. I purchased the first two books recommended by this board for beginning programmers, but neither holds a candle to the way this guy writes. And, it all meets ISO/ANSI standards. He even includes free online video tutorials to help you get started with Visual Studios 2005 which easily translates into using Visual Studios 2008. And there are video tutorials to help you further understand programming concepts I barely understood while learning C. I'm learning this programming language so well now that I am over halfway through this 4 semester hour online college course. I'd recommend this board include this book as a primer for beginning programmers.

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    I have to ask, if you are new to C++, how do you know it's one of the best books around?

    It did not get a good review at ACCU (2nd edition).

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    In fairness, though, the review is for the 2nd edition, while John talks about the 7th. Much can happen in that time.
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    >> I purchased the first two books recommended by this board for beginning programmers

    Which two books? The books recommended by the site administrator are different than then books recommended by the members of the board. The recommendations from the members are in the sticky thread at the top of this forum.

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    tanx im on it to see how well it is written
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