Books on programming C++

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    Question Books on programming C++

    I am interested in learning how to program in C++ . My friend told me a good book to use is Charles Petzold "Programming Windows 5th Edition", is this a good book to use, or is there a better one to get? Any replies will be appreciated.

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    Petzolds is a fine book for learning the Win32 API. It is not a good choice for learning the language.

    Search the board, there are numerous threads on this subject.
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    Here let me help.
    http://www.maththinking.com/boat/computerbooks.html
    go under languages and you will see several free books to read for c++.

    also
    here is a website that helps in reviewing books.
    http://www.accu.org./bookreviews/pub.../0sb/index.htm
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    accu.org needs to updated. They have many older versions of books but none of the new ones.
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    yeah but it still gives you a brief view of the authors never to touch and the books that are ok.
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    I like the Deitel & Deitel C++ How to program, it's a good book to learn C++... It takes you from the ground up to some advanced issues in C++, and ofcourse it follows the ANSI/ISO standards...
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    yea, I agree with Deitel & Deitel.

    It's a really good beginner's book.

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    I'm using Beginning Visual C++ 6 by Ivor Horton. Anyone know if thats a something I should be reading?
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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    I'm using Beginning Visual C++ 6 by Ivor Horton. Anyone know if thats a something I should be reading?
    Been a while since I looked at it. It was a pretty good book if I recall, especially for an intro to Windows programming. The two complaints that I had were: it skips or goes rather lightly over some powerful features, and is too dependent upon MSVC++ and its IDE.
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    Originally posted by Zach L.
    Been a while since I looked at it. It was a pretty good book if I recall, especially for an intro to Windows programming. The two complaints that I had were: it skips or goes rather lightly over some powerful features, and is too dependent upon MSVC++ and its IDE.
    But isn't it teaching Visual Studio programming?
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    Yeah. Nothing wrong with that, its just more specialized than most books. Overall, I'd say its a good book though.
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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    I'm using Beginning Visual C++ 6 by Ivor Horton. Anyone know if thats a something I should be reading?
    I think you should learn the language iteslf first.
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    You should learn the language yourself first
    Yeppp....

    "Programming Windows 5th Edition" is a good book, when you know enough about C++ programming, then you can read the book to start windows programming (winapi....)

    The standard book is:
    "C++ The Programming Language" by Bjarne Stroutstrup

    or

    "C The Programming Language" by Dennis Ritchie


    search the board for more book threads, there are a lot (I'm sure, that you find some good book reviews...)

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    I would not recomend the Stroustrup book to a beginner, it is great once you have an idea about the language and want to know what goes on under the hood, but is to detailed for a starter text.
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    Originally posted by ammar
    I think you should learn the language iteslf first.
    It's split into half. The first half teaches strictly C++ then it moves onto the specific programming using Visual Studio. So basically I can use a different compiler and still learn C++ with the book. It's a 1054 page book so it has enough room to teach C++.
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