BOOK WANTED: Deitel&Deitel C++

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    BOOK WANTED: Deitel&Deitel C++

    if you have a copy of Deitel&Deitel's C++ How to Program 4th Ed. that you would like to part with, then i would like to buy it off you if the price is right.

    email me: macrossoasis@hotmail.com

    thanks

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    I personally think you would be better off with the Deitel 3rd ed (lavender) cover. I have the 4th edition (blue) cover- since I am an instructor I get free copies. They made changes to it which I feel make it not as good as the previous editions. I would not teach out of this new edition(4th) but the previous I had no problems when I taught out of it.

    Bottom Line: Really look to see if it fits your needs- otherwise try to stick with the previous editions.
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    Deitel books are about the most worthless books you could ever buy. Whoever in the CSUF computer science department decided Deitel & Deitel textbooks are the best choice should be shot.

    If you want a very well written How to program in C++ book, check out O'Reillys Practical C++ Programming
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    I disagree, the Deitel book is very useful. It is very comprehensive and covers pretty much everything you'll need to know for quite a while, although I would imagine its a little hard to digest if your just starting out on C++.
    Couldn't think of anything interesting, cool or funny - sorry.

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    Originally posted by Divx
    Deitel books are about the most worthless books you could ever buy. Whoever in the CSUF computer science department decided Deitel & Deitel textbooks are the best choice should be shot.

    If you want a very well written How to program in C++ book, check out O'Reillys Practical C++ Programming
    I dissagree...the C++ is pretty good...the 3rd Ed has stuff that's often sadly missed on some comprable texts.........and its easy to learn from

    The best reference on C++ is probably Bjarne Stroustrup's The C++ Programming language, but that book isnt good for starting off

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    I personally love the Deitel & Deitel books, and the C++ is the best I have found on that language (and I'm still using the 2nd ed!) Their Perl book is also excellent, and I look forward to getting into their VisualBasic book (haven't gotten around to that language yet).
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    Thumbs down

    Every Deitel book I've read/glanced through I've found to be inadequate in material coverage and quality. Perhaps they wised up and fixed their crappy books with their newer editions.

    Since I don't own any Deitel and Deitel books, I'll have to borrow one or visit Borders so I can be more explicit with my claims rather than a brief couple sentences. It's been a couple years since I've laid my eyes on a Deitel and Deitel book.

    *edit* probably the worst part of the Deitel & Deitel books that I can recall are the horrible code examples. Bad style, bloat code (which is misinforming) and a few other things.
    Last edited by Divx; 10-11-2002 at 08:01 PM.

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    I don't see anything wrong with their c++ code which
    is pretty standard compared to some. The problems
    I see is that the book kind of goes too slow for me and the overview on oop and ood doesn't have too much.

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    I just got a extra free copy of the Deitel C++ (4th ed) book. I gave it to my dept sec, but hey- if any of you are wiling to pay for postage. I can send it to anyone (within reason).

    This does not include the lab manual or instructors CD for the book- I am keeping those!!!
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    Thats a very generous offer, if I didnt have the 3rd edition I'd take you up on it. What else do you have to offer?
    Couldn't think of anything interesting, cool or funny - sorry.

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    How much is postage? I'm certainly very interested.
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    I used a Deitel & Deitel book in a Java class I took. The only problem I had with it was the way they started the language. The last thing you should learn or want to know in Java is applets.

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    That's about the only thing I dont like about the D's Java book as well the applets.


    Grades:

    Deitel C: A
    Deitel C++: C
    Deitel Java: B+
    Deitel C#: B+


    Offer still good geophyzzer and anyone else? I have an extra copy I am willing to send from school to you. Remember postage.
    Mr. C: Author and Instructor

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    Deitel C: C
    Deitel C++: C+
    Deitel C#: $

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    Like I said, I'm very interested. Please drop me an email at chetzer@isla.hawaii.edu and let me know how much postage is, I'll send you a check (or money order, whichever you prefer).
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