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    Question Reccomended Books and Sites

    Hello, I am planning on learning C++ finally.... kinda hard to choose between Delphi and C++.. but C++ was more powerful...

    Anyway

    What are some reccomended books and sites to go to?

    And also I am a COMPLETE NEWBIE to programming, havent programmed a thing before :P

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    Woop?

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    Get both this and this. You won't be sorry.

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    I'd recommend http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial.html starting with the intro which is written for those with no programming expirence. You might want to also look at the book reviews and the Beginner's Resources in the links directory
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    For C++, I highly recommend Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example by Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo.

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    My beginning C++ book was Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days, by Jesse Liberty. I liked it because it was easy to understand, and because it's well structured for self-study, with questions and exercises at the end of each chapter ("day"), and answers and solutions in hte back. Whenever I recommend this book I always include a WARNING: Some people recommend against all of the 21 days books. (The only specific complaint I've read is that "it's superficial.")

    A couple of frequently recommended books (that I don't own) are: Accelerated C++ (recommended by kuphryn above), and C++ How To Program, by Deitel and Deitel. I've NEVER read ANYTHING negative about these books. ...Well actually, I have read some complaints about the cost of Deitel & Deitel.

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