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    can sombody tell me the best C++ book out there?one for complete beginers to any computer language,easy to understand,but still has advanced stuff.

    hows the C++ black book?
    or Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days?
    Beginning C++ Game Programming looks fun...
    Last edited by NiVaG; 09-25-2004 at 01:12 AM.

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    Well no single book will take you from beginner to advanced in one single volume, unless it has like 10K pages in it, then its somewhat unweildy.

    http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/publ.../0sb/index.htm
    A selection across a wide skill range.

    You should be able to find a short list of the ones which at least are technically accurate. Then its a matter of reading some "inside the book" passages at say amazon, or browse at the bookstore.
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    As Salem says there is no single best at all.
    But my personal favorite for startup is:
    C++ Primer

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    i dont know what to get because nobody recomends the same book!

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    >i dont know what to get because nobody recomends the same book!
    That's because everyone reads different books and has differing experiences with them. The trick when first learning is to find a few books that are recommended often by knowledgeable people.

    As a first book I always recommend Accelerated C++, by Koenig and Moo. It serves well up to the intermediate stage where The C++ Programming Language by Stroustrup is a necessity. Beyond that point you'll be experienced enough to know what other books to get.
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    the way from beginner to advanced is read more and write more.
    of course,posting on cprogramming is also a good way.

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    the C++ black book
    Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days
    Beginning C++ Game Programming

    im thinking of buying these books here.
    Last edited by NiVaG; 09-25-2004 at 11:41 AM.

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    My first C++ book was C++ How to Program, would recommend it but don't know how it compares with the others beginners' book.
    source: compsci textbooks, cboard.cprogramming.com, world wide web, common sense

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    I think "The C++ Programming Language by Stroustrup" is a necessity, for any advanced c++ programer, but its absolutly bad as a starting point. I know of some people interested in C++ programming, for fun, having started with this book, but after reading some pages they have stopped, not only reading this book, but also C++ programming, because as a tutorial this book is really a mess.

    mfg JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koyaanisqatsi
    I think "The C++ Programming Language by Stroustrup" is a necessity, for any advanced c++ programer, but its absolutly bad as a starting point...
    I would also say that Accelerated C++, by Koenig and Moo would possibly be intimidating for a beginner, the "acceleration" is too fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiVaG
    the C++ black book
    Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days
    Beginning C++ Game Programming

    im thinking of buying these books here.
    YES!!!! I love that book!

    C++ Black Book starts at simple "Hello World", and winds up at STL stuff.

    First Chapter is called Essential C++.
    The last is called Standard Template Library Function Objects and Algorithms

    Many many times I have recommended this book. I absolutely love it. Each chapter has two sections: In-Depth part and Immediate Solutions part.

    I just hope it will be cheaper for you than it was me
    What is C++?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious
    YES!!!! I love that book!

    C++ Black Book starts at simple "Hello World", and winds up at STL stuff.

    First Chapter is called Essential C++.
    The last is called Standard Template Library Function Objects and Algorithms

    Many many times I have recommended this book. I absolutely love it. Each chapter has two sections: In-Depth part and Immediate Solutions part.

    I just hope it will be cheaper for you than it was me
    how much you payed?

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    >>C++ Black Book starts at simple "Hello World", and winds up at STL stuff.
    What doesn't? But if you so highly recommend it, I'm not one to argue since I haven't read it.

    The only C++ 'textbook' I have is Sam's Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days. I haven't looked at it in a while though, besides which I've heard bad reviews about it (I think it might have used 'void' main once in a while). I've never had problems with it personally, although I've been raised mostly on the CBoard anyway.
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    I think it was $70... althought now that Im thinking about it.. it might have been on sale..

    I got it at a books-a-million, I believe it was on sale as a "new release". And when I say "i" bought it... I really mean "my parents"
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