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    Unhappy Newbie: Seek advice

    Hi,

    I read over the book of "Beginning C++, Ivor Horton, Wrox". I have no problem with the following topics but only need to have more practice:

    ch.1 basic ideas
    ch.2 basic data types can cal
    ch.3 handling basic data types
    ch.4 choices and decisions
    ch.5 loops
    ch.6 arrays & strings
    ch.7 pointers
    ch.8 programming with functions
    ch.9 more on functions
    ch. 10 program files and the preprocessor
    ch.11 creating your own data types
    ch. 12 classes
    ch. 15 inheritance
    ch.16 virtual functions and polymorphism


    But, I really cannot get the meaning or concept of the following chapters:

    ch. 13 class operations
    ch. 14 operator overloading
    ch.15 Muliple and repeated inheritance
    ch. 16 Pure virtual functions, abstract class
    ch. 17 program errors and exception handling
    ch. 18 class templates
    ch. 19 i/o operations
    ch. 20 STL

    So, any advice can give to me? I am not a full time student and my tutor gives insufficient tutorial materials to me for study. I asked for any good exercise books in another thread, they recommended

    1) A First Book of C++: From Here to There by Gary J. Bronson

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...558250-5457402

    2) Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...558250-5457402


    So, will these 2 books help me on those tough topics? If so, I will buy both of them.

    Also, do you think that the C++ exam held by brainbench.com is well-known & qualified or not?

    Thanks for any sound approach or advice.

    gogo

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    firstly thinking in c++ is available as a 2 volume free e-book. All you need to do is download it from bruce eckels site. Cant remember the link but its something like mindview.com. A quick search on google will throw it up. If you want to spend cash on books then i would recommend Deitel and Deitel's c++ how to program. Thiswill give you a good introduction to most of the language. For more advanced stuff try the c++ programming language by bjarne stroustrup. This latter book is not an easy read at all.His style leaves much to be desired yet it is full of good information and is well worth the money.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
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    >2) Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel
    Is available at mindview
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    I downloaded the e-book of Thinking in C++. I have C++ How to program.

    Thanks for help.

    May I ask you that which public exam for C++ is well-recognized by the IT industry?

    gogo


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    Where are you. In England employers practically wont look at you without a degree.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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