New to c++, need suggested reading

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    New to c++, need suggested reading

    Heres my situation
    I know a good deal of pacal/Delphi and want to move into C++
    My intention is to go right into c++ w/o learning C first.
    From what i have read on boards hear it seems i should look for a book that will teach me about non OOP things for C++ then the OOP stuff.
    If you have some siggested books i'd love to hear why you think they would be a good read/buy on the subject of what i have said
    thanks

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    Accelerated C++ is good as it goes straight into correct modern C++ programming without any bad habits. The C++ Programming Language is of course the bible, and authoritative in every way. A really good intro that I like is Practical C++ by Mark Terribile, it's older, but still relevant and very good.
    p.s. What the alphabet would look like without q and r.

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    I'll look into thosew. Just dug up old book i bought ages ago, back befoe i had time to sit down and learn new language.
    Called Jamsa's C/C++/C# programers Bible. ever heard of
    Again thanks for suggestions

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    I have the C/C++ programmers bible, it's crap. Not only is it highly DOS based, the code is rarely correct and often dangerous. Want to buy my copy? I'm trying to get rid of it.
    Last edited by Brighteyes; 05-18-2003 at 09:12 PM.
    p.s. What the alphabet would look like without q and r.

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    hmm once i have nuff to get my laptop i guess i'll invest in some books

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    Ivor Horton's Beginning C++

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    knowing delphi you will be familiar with OOP concepts so its just a case of learning syntax. The books mentioned above are good. So are these.

    thinking in c++ by bruce eckel freely available at his site. google for it.

    Anything by Scott meyers.
    Anything by herb sutter.

    The standard library by Jossutis.
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    Originally posted by Stoned_Coder
    thinking in c++ by bruce eckel freely available at his site. google for it.
    here, save the time. www.mindview.net

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    Wow thanks, checking out that Ebook right now.
    I'm making a list an i plan to look into the books mentioned here
    Thanks a ton hehe

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    Donīt forget C++ Primer by Lippman (donīt use it as your first book). The only downside with the book is that it doesnīt cover STL as much as you want. For a STL book go for The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference by Nicolai M. Josuttis.

    Iīve heard that C++ How to program by Deitel are a good "newbi" book (havenīt read it) with a lot of example codes.

    That should get you started.
    01000111011011110110111101100100 011101000110100001101001011011100110011101110011 01100100011011110110111001110100 01100011011011110110110101100101 01100101011000010111100101110011 0110100101101110 01101100011010010110011001100101
    Good things donīt come easy in life!!!

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    Thanks again for all the suggestions. now till next paycheck.
    Mainly my aim is to learn as much C++ as posible before next january, as i'll be entering my college computer sicence course then < i loose a semester to gain math i need for it>
    Delphi was fun but something is telling me its time for C++

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    Once you're comfortable with C++, I'd definitely go for Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language . Its not a beginning book, but it is very good, and comprehensive. In addition to the language itself, it covers STL rather extensively, and design.
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    Is there nothing better then a good book
    My first purchase is a lappy, then some nice books. This summer maybe i'll actualy get a None moniter induced tan hehe

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    For those that care :P reading thinking in c++ by bruce eckel, very good thus far.

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    DO NOT buy any programming books published by Sams Publishing...meaning anything that says "Learn C++ in 24 hours" or "Learn C++ in 21 hours." They are crap.
    Away.

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