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    Hi.

    I would like to know what are some recommended advanced C++ book for both design and implementation including STL? I began learning C++ over a year ago and have been fasinated by C++ and its powerful OOP paradign since that time. I have studied these pure books.

    - C++ How to Program by Deitel&Deitel
    - The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference
    by Nicolai M. Josuttis
    - Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example
    by Andrew Koenig, Barbara E. Moo
    - The C++ Programming Language (Special 3rd Edition)
    by Bjarne Stroustrup

    I am looking into books:

    - Exceptional C++
    - More Exceptional C++, Effective STL: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of the Standard Template Library
    - More Effective C++: 35 New Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs

    Thanks,
    Kuphryn

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    Re: Recommended Advanced C++ Books :: C++

    Originally posted by kuphryn
    Hi.

    I would like to know what are some recommended advanced C++ book for both design and implementation including STL? I began learning C++ over a year ago and have been fasinated by C++ and its powerful OOP paradign since that time. I have studied these pure books.

    - C++ How to Program by Deitel&Deitel
    - The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference
    by Nicolai M. Josuttis
    - Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example
    by Andrew Koenig, Barbara E. Moo
    - The C++ Programming Language (Special 3rd Edition)
    by Bjarne Stroustrup

    I am looking into books:

    - Exceptional C++
    - More Exceptional C++, Effective STL: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of the Standard Template Library
    - More Effective C++: 35 New Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs

    Thanks,
    Kuphryn
    Effective C++ by Scott Meyers is a really good book........he discusses some interesting stuff and cover's each point with decent practical, illustrations (something i have found lacking in other books)....he doesnt try to teach you about the language, but gives you real practical tips and highlights some common pitfalls.........

    I'm going to get More Effective C++ soon....but I have given my poor Visa card a real beating this month so I'd better wait a while.....

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    As lame as this may sound, the C++ for Dummies series is actually quite good for newbies and moderates.

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    Okay. Thanks.

    I found that the fact that more members prefer Meyers'
    Effective C++, More Effective C++, and Effective STL than any other Advanced C++ book. Are those books by Meyers *that* good? Please explain if applicable why Exceptional C++ and More Exceptional C++ are overrated.

    One reason I am a little bit reluctant to Meyers' books is because of the title. His book titles give me an impression of a "step-by-step" type of book. Thus, I fear that it is like a long list of do's and dont's and not real advanced C++ design and implementation.

    Nonetheless, now that I see most members recommend Meyers' Effective C++, More Effective C++, and Effective STL, I will choose one of the three to start out. I will consider one of the advanced C++ design book as well.

    I want to wait for some more inputs on the C++ design books.

    Kuphryn

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    buy all of the meyers books. At amazon they are cheap at the moment. they are all excellent.

    also consider...

    herb sutter.... exceptional c++ and more exceptional c++
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    andrei alexandrescu cant remember title something like modern c++ design. Beware most of the code is not compilable by current compilers but it is ansi standard.Scott meyers also had a hand in this one.
    If I were you id buy all of them as long as cash allows.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    Maybe Thinking in C++, Volume 2 by Bruce Eckel.

    It's a free e-book. Won't hurt.

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    UML and C++, Prentice Hall by Lee & someother guy.

    Mr. C.

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    Okay. Thanks everyone.

    I will buy the package at Amazon with Effective STL and Modern C++ Design. Amazon, through database statistics, have determine that readers prefer those two books together.

    I am the kind of person who learn via practice and more important via experience. Thus I believe the two Effective C++ books will not as much because they will only "clear" up simple confusions rather than introduce more powerful software designs and implementions. I could ask members to help with all the small missing details.

    Kuphryn

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    Originally posted by kuphryn
    Okay. Thanks everyone.

    I will buy the package at Amazon with Effective STL and Modern C++ Design. Amazon, through database statistics, have determine that readers prefer those two books together.

    I am the kind of person who learn via practice and more important via experience. Thus I believe the two Effective C++ books will not as much because they will only "clear" up simple confusions rather than introduce more powerful software designs and implementions. I could ask members to help with all the small missing details.

    Kuphryn
    A bit late I know...but the Meyers books (well the one I have - Effective C++) dont "clear up simple confusions".....the stuff he covers is pretty in depth and its the kind of stuff you wouldnt consider from most programming texts...the stuff he offers really makes you think about what you, the language and the compiler are doing...

    Doesnt matter though ....you can read them again

    BTW, I threw caution to the wind and bought More Effective C++ at amazon today..I figured that as its on half price sale now, I would be doing myself a dis-service if I failed to get it before the sale ended........My credit card bill is going to knock me out next month

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    Hey, the concepts and experience we get from those books cannot be compared to any amount of money!

    Kuphryn

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    >>Hey, the concepts and experience we get from those books cannot be compared to any amount of money!

    I'll keep that in mind as the baillifs kick my door down

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    Okay. Okay. Food and home first. Love and software design is right after!

    Kuphryn

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    Two books I'd recommend are "Advanced C++, Programming Styles And Idioms" by James Coplien and "Framework-Based Software Development In C++" by Gregory Rogers. I have read both several times. The thing is, they're not really "learning" books so much as they are books to sit down with a good cup up coffee and ponder interesting concepts. Great reads when your mind needs refreshment, too

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    Okay. Thanks.

    Amazon shipping is not very good nowadays. They take too long. I will not receive the new books until the end of next week.

    Are other other online book stores comparable to Amazon.com?

    Kuphryn

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