Best C++ Book?

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    Wink Best C++ Book?

    I'm a complete, and utter, beginner to C++.

    If im gonna part with my hard earnt cash, on what should it beee?

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    Try your local library first...
    It's an undertapped source of knowledge.

    Then try sites like amazon.com and read the reviews.

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    No contest

    Ok, no contest here. It's called 'Beginning Visual C++ 6' By: Ivor Horton. It is by far the best book. If you don't use visual c++, then you should. No contest, it is the ultimate book. It is far superior to all 11 books I've looked at. By far the best. Totally. Buy it.

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    Many people on mIRC suggested a 2 year old book: C++ How to Program by Dietel and Dietel.

    I am not sure if I should get this book, but however, you should check it out as well as I should.

    I also have C++ Primer Plus by Steven Prata, and it's a pretty good book so far from what I've read.

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    Deitel and Deitel will give you a good introduction into c++. It is full of exercises for you to do some of which are very challenging.
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    Thumbs up

    I would recommend Sams Tech Yourself C++ in 21 days, but yet again I am also a beginnner to C++ and maybe not the best to offer advice on this matter, but it IS the one I am currently using. I find it to be very good, and easy reading.


    PS. IF YOU HAVE A LIFE YOU WON'T FINISH THIS BOOK IN 21 DAYS.
    It's just too long you need more time, it's about 800 some pages long.

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    Hmm...Has anyone ever read Practical C++ by Rob McGregor? This is the book that I learned C++ from, and I still use it as a reference sometimes. I find it to be a good book, that is good for someone new to programming entirely.
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    Hm. I know this is contentious, but I learnt C (not C++) using Schildt's Teach Yourself C. Since then I've kind of used multiple books on C++... one that i like a lot is "Applications Programming in C++".. can't remember who it's by, but some of the exercises are quite helpful.

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    No book is perfect, but this one is close..

    Originally posted by Stoned_Coder
    Deitel and Deitel will give you a good introduction into c++. It is full of exercises for you to do some of which are very challenging.
    You are so right, this is absolutely a book you should consider buying if you want to get a good start in how to program C++.
    But be sure to get the newest one

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    yeah, i got "how to program in C - C++"
    from Deitel and Deitel and its awesome... i really love that book!!
    they asked me for it at the university, and have really helped me.... go for it!..

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