Best book for C++

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    Bjarne Stroutstrup(is that how you spell it? What a freaky name) has a standards compliant book... but some people say it's harder to understand than others. Just go to the Chapters nearest your home and look for anything that displays "C++" & "Standards", pick it up, look at it for 30 minutes, then purchase it. Personally I find that there is much more direct, and to-the-point online lessons, tutorials, and other programming information on C/C++.
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    I like the Deitel & Deitel...
    But there are many people who disagree...
    I think that the best way to know is to go to the library, and take a look at the books there, and find out the book that suits you most, then you can buy it if you like.
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    Is there any reason to learn C first? Herb's The Complete Reference has an entire part of the book (3 parts) dedicated to C. Then the second part goes into C++. Should I just start with C++ or what?

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    C and C++ are mostly the same, but they are not without their differences. I trust that with Java, you got a strong OOP background, so the OOP part of C++ shouldn't be a problem for you. There are people that will recommend learning one or the other first, but the main difference is the OOP, so just start learning the basics (those are all the same) and then learn classes.
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    I'd recommend not starting with Stroustrup's book. Its an excellent reference to have, and will teach you a lot, but when your just starting out, it'll probably lose you.

    When you start out with C++, you'll be learning the overlap area between C and C++. Once you start getting into OOP or templates, then you're in C++ territory.

    Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel is also pretty good. You can find it free on the web too.
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    Literaly this book is the book that made me pass the AP test

    C++ Primer Pluss
    By: Stephen Prata
    Published by Que

    This book is a little old school but its a great teaching accessory.
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    Just got my free exam copy of Schildt's C++ from the ground up, 3rd edition. Still think it is a good reference.
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    Thinking in C++ 2nd Edition
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    Got this it's for beginners.

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    I don't know why you don't check this book out

    C++ Primer Plus 4th Edition

    Literaly this books gives examples for everything even recursion!

    my friend and I couldn't find any other book on the planet that had recursion so
    pick up this book
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    >>> I couldn't find any other book on the planet that had recursion

    It is covered in chapter 7 of Herbert Schildts "C++ from the Ground Up", second edition, for example.
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    This is the best tutorial I have found for C++:

    Beginning Visual C++ 6 by Ivor Horton

    The first half of the book teaches C++ very clearly. (The second half gets into MFC, which I do not recommend if you wish to go into windows programming after learning C++.)

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    Whats the difference in Visual C++ and C++?
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    This was just answered in another thread that I just read, I'll copy and paste Dohojar's answer:

    "C++ is a programming language. Visual C++ is a development tool from microsoft used to write C++ programs."

    Ivor Horton's book explains specifics about the Visual C++ environment in one chapter, but the rest (of the 1st half) of the book (the half that teaches C++) does not require that you have it.

    The second half teaches MFC and teaches specifics of Visual C++ to make it easier.

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