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    Question Books?

    Hello. I'm a C++ newbie. And i'm going to buy a book.
    I was just wondering, what book should i get?

    Thanks.

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    i dont know exactly what type of books you need (basic,advanced) anyhow i suggest you to study

    Programming and Problem Solving in C++ by Nell Dale

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    C++ Programming by Dietel and Dietel

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    C++ The complete Reference
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    Basic

    Im thinking of learning the basics. and then move on to the advanced stuff.

    And thanks for replying..
    Any other suggestions??

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    Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days.

    Don't be put off by the 'in 21 Days' aspect of the title. It's some 850 pages and covers a lot of stuff in a way that a newbie can follow.

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    I have 2 books by deitel one , version 1994, the other 98.

    i dont like the 98. it bothers my eyes because its too shiny, and uses too much red color. but 94 is slimmer and uses mellw blue.

    i prefer reading that . is there a major difference between
    the two edition?where there tons of stuff added to c++
    implementation language after 94?
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    where there tons of stuff added to c++
    implementation language after 94?
    It was around then that exceptions,templates,advanced templating (specialisation etc), RTTI, and the STL were introduced.Id say that was quite a radical change to c++. Before that c++ was more like C with bells on!
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    Another vote for "21 Days"

    The author is Jesse Liberty.

    Good self-study style. Examples, questions (with answers), exercises (with solutions).

    It also makes a handy reference book. I have several other books, but I usually look in "21 Days" first. If the answer is in there, it will be easy to find and easy to understand.

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    An excellent book is Object-Oriented Programming in C++ (4th Edition) -- by Robert Lafore, Waite Group. Teaches C++ very thoroughly, is easy to read, and is great for learning object oriented concepts on top of the language.

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    yes i agree with pjyelton. ALso check this site out for books
    http://www.maththinking.com/boat/computerbooks.html
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    I keep hearing mixed things about C++ How to Program by Deitel and Deitel. I've read an earlier edition of it (2nd?) and I thought it was excellent - easy to understand, VERY thorough, and terrific exercises. I was going to buy the latest edition, but after reading some other people's opinions on that edition, now I'm not so sure... any other opinions on this book?

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