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This is a discussion on Starting C++ within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I've just started C++ and I'm using the book Beginning C++ through game programming . I'd like to know if ...

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    Starting C++

    I've just started C++ and I'm using the book Beginning C++ through game programming. I'd like to know if this is a good book to learn from; I'd also like to know what other books should I get to learn C++ in general, for windows, and perhaps more advanced concepts in my future of C++. What order should I go in?

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    I am sceptical of a book that tries to teach two big things to beginners at the same time, but looking through the preview at Amazon, it looks okay in terms of being reasonably updated on technical matters related to C++.
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    I'm new to cpp also, but I just use the online tutorial in cprogramming.com

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    The tutorials do not cover near enough material to be of any use alone. By all means, use it if you want, but complement it with a good book. Accelerated C++, for example, is a good book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    The tutorials do not cover near enough material to be of any use alone. By all means, use it if you want, but complement it with a good book. Accelerated C++, for example, is a good book.
    I found&&find it easier to follow the books after going through the tutorials and playing with the material. So, the "complementing" idea is a very good one; I think.
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