need a great C++ book...

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    I am in need a great C++ book...

    for someone who is a beginner with C++ but knows fortran very well, ada very well, assembler intermediate, C intermediate. Thanks in advance. Please don't laugh too hard at the fortran and ada .
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    ive learned everything i know from this sites tutorials, if that helps.

    Try doing a search for c++ at amazon under books.
    You can get reviews, product details, as well as read the 1st chapter for free. Im planning on buy directx and game engine books from there.

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    Wink

    I appreciate the advice, however I am really looking for what most would consider a great C++ for someone who would be considered a beginner.

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    great? "The C++ Programming Language" then by the creator of C++.
    :wq

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    Quote Originally Posted by viaxd
    great? "The C++ Programming Language" then by the creator of C++.
    No, that's a bad book for a beginner.
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    read my sig, sams teach yourself c++ in 21 days is great for beginners and then it has some intermediate stuff
    When no one helps you out. Call google();

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sang-drax
    No, that's a bad book for a beginner.
    he said he knows C, so he's not a total beginner and it will be ok for him i think.
    As for complete beginner's books - "Accelerated C++" is pretty good.
    :wq

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvariantLoop
    read my sig, sams teach yourself c++ in 21 days is great for beginners and then it has some intermediate stuff
    i had the visual basic version and i threw it out of my window

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    Use the sites tutorials.

    I came here only knowing server side languages and html. Now i have a firm grasp on the basics of c++ just from using the free tutorials.

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    free tutorials are ok but they are not progressive. when reading a book, you learn something in 1 chapter and then learn something on the second chapter by also using what you learned in the 1st chapter.
    When no one helps you out. Call google();

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    hmmm....any good books then? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvariantLoop
    read my sig, sams teach yourself c++ in 21 days is great for beginners and then it has some intermediate stuff
    I totally agree. The book's available widely on several different web sites, as well. It's a very good place to start learning. Here's a link to one of the online versions:

    http://newdata.box.sk/bx/c/

    Also, the tutorials here at Cprog are wonderful because they're EXTREMELY short, most of the time. They're great for people with a small attention span, like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krak
    I totally agree. The book's available widely on several different web sites, as well. It's a very good place to start learning. Here's a link to one of the online versions:

    http://newdata.box.sk/bx/c/

    Also, the tutorials here at Cprog are wonderful because they're EXTREMELY short, most of the time. They're great for people with a small attention span, like me.
    is that allowed? posting that link...
    sounds like warez to me, correct me if im wrong

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    When no one helps you out. Call google();

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    Total Newb

    Need a good book to learn C++. No prior programming experience. I have been reading the tutorials on this site, but some stuff is still Greek or I would like a better explanation of a topic. Besides I don't have the time to just sit here & read all the tutorials. Thanx for suggestions

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