good C++ BOOK?

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    Question good C++ BOOK?

    I was wondering what a good C++ book is? I am familiar with Python, and want a book that is good for beginners, and has a big reference.

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    try a search. and search for c++ books, good c++ books, recommended books, etc. you'll find plenty of threads.

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    Ivor Horton's Beginning C++

    It has problems at the end of every chapter with model answers, which is rare for a computer book. It's pretty long though at 900 pages, but it explains everything extremely well, and it's a great reference book. If you want something very cursory, I've heard some people recommend the Sam's Learn C++ in 21 days.

    I think the best thing to do is to go to Amazon and read some reviews, then pick out several that seem promising. Then, go to a bookstore and look at the books and read a section of each book you're considering, and choose whichever one appeals to you.
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    Check this out. Type "C++" in the search box.

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    Check this out. Type "C++" in the search box.
    wow, thats a nice site, you can have the benifets of a book (in my experiance, higher quality than online tutorials) and the benifets of a site: free, and easy to use
    thanks for that link, funkeydude
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    thanks anyway

    I got the Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days, and then I think I am going to get a full c++ source book

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    The book I use is, Starting Out With C++ Alternate (Second Edition), it's by Tony Gaddis. Very nice text, I got it from a college proffesor (I'm not in college, I just do a correspondence course with him).

    As it says, it is an alternate, it's... different, they teach you about classes very soon, they get right into OOP, I like the style.

    I never had a good time with those, Learn [insert something here] in 21 Days, just my opinion though.
    Here is a link to the Gaddis book.
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    "I never had a good time with those, Learn [insert something here] in 21 Days, just my opinion though."

    I bought "Sam's Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days" and after about chapter 8, I was so sick of seeing code in the examples that was never explained anywhere, that I threw the book away and got Ivor Horton's Beginning C++, which explains every line of code in every example program.

    Also, why would anyone buy Sam's Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days when they can get the Teach Yourself C++ in 10 Minutes version? Personally, I'd rather spend ten minutes learning C++, and go on vacation for the other three weeks.
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    LOL
    Hey guys,
    You can just download or read 'Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days' at:
    Here
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    Originally posted by 7stud
    Ivor Horton's Beginning C++
    I highly recommend this book, as well.

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    Cool

    Originally posted by Machewy
    LOL
    Hey guys,
    You can just download or read 'Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days' at:
    Here
    Do you know where I can get more sites like this?

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