Good C++ books for a begginer

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    Good C++ books for a begginer

    hey could some one please point me to some good C++ books
    a good one for beggining and a good one for advanced c++

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    http://www.accu.org./bookreviews/pub.../0sb/index.htm
    Browse the appropriate sections
    Produce a short list of books you think may interest you
    Visit bookstore / amazon for a peek inside those books
    Make a purchase of the ones you really like
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    One good book that I found is called Core C++, it teaches everything from a software engineering standpoint and so teaches OOP (Object Oriented Programming) along with how to program in C++. The author is Victor Shtern. Though from trying to post a link, it appears to be out of print

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    I would suggest the book "Accelerated C++ Practical Programming by Example".

    You can read more about it at the website, acceleratedcpp.com.
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    www.bruceeckel.com
    You even don't have to pay for this...... but the book rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    ok than you every one..i think ill buy Accelerated C++ Practical Programming by Example
    because a few have suggested it and it has good ratings on amazon

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    Here's a good book for a beginner, who knows little to nothing about programming, and covers everything from beginning to advanced topics in C++.

    Ivor Horton's Beginning C++

    What I like about it, is that it doesn't assume that you already know basic programming skills.

    (which ALOT of books do these days... a.k.a... Pointers in C)
    --> btw, Pointers in C SUCKS.

    Anyways, the C++ book author understands that learning too much too fast isn't good, so usually after he explains something, he'll go right into a full example program, complete with the new material.
    --> NOT a snippet of random code usage that doesn't explain anything at all.
    --> Another reason why Pointers in C SUCKS

    And lastly, when the author explains something, he tells it to you nice and slow, so you can fully take it in.

    Excellent Book in my opinion. It's definetely worth the $40.

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    >Ivor Horton's Beginning C++
    The last time I flipped through this one, it had void main everywhere. So I gently placed it back on the shelf...behind a copy of The C++ Programming Lanuguage.

    >which ALOT of books do these days...
    You're only a beginner for a tiny fraction of your programming career, so it makes sense that many books would try to cater to people with prior experience.

    >I had to use it for a year in college, and it's a terrible piece of work.
    I'd just like to add that this is an opinion. I haven't read Pointers on C for a while, but from what I can remember it's complete enough to learn C from, and accurate. I didn't find it an inappropriate beginner's text at all, I'm sorry you had such a bad experience.

    At least, this is assuming we're talking about the same book, by Kenneth Reek?
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    >The last time I flipped through this one, it had void main everywhere.
    Yeah some beginner books do that. Don't know why though.
    The C++ book I have though has no void mains anywhere. But I do know that The Beginner's guide to C by Ivor Horton indeed have void mains.

    >so it makes sense that many books would try to cater to people with prior experience.
    That's the thing though. Very few books I've seen ever go over the lowest of the basics. The Reek book for example, goes over the basics with a huge monster program, and then very roughly explains what it does.

    But you're right, it is my opinion. I guess the problem I had with it was the pace I had to read it at. Plus, Reek is very patchy with his ideas. He'll start to discuss a topic, and then give the bare backbones immediate usage of it. And then he'll go onto the next topic. No how's, why's, or examples. Very frustrating.

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    I would definitely recommend "C++ How To Program" 4th edition by Deitel. You'll either love or hate this book and I am one of the many that love it.

    Do a search on amazon and read the reviews that people post to get a good idea of what the books are about.

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    Yes, I love Deitel and Deitel's C++ How To Program book.

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    I recommend Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example
    by Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeohhs
    Yes, I love Deitel and Deitel's C++ How To Program book.
    Another vote for this book. More expensive than the others, though, because of the paper and colored text.
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    book

    I have actually read, "C++ for dummies".



    good book.

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