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    Pick a book

    Okay, from the other C++ book thread I figured out that It would be better for me if I used The C++ Programming Language more as a reference and when I get beter at code. So now I need to pick a new book. Luckily for me I have too many ebooks for coding so all I need to do now is choose one. What would be best for me out of these books. BTW the other threads here, its got some details that might help:

    The C++ Programming Language(book) exercise troubles

    Here’s the list of books available:

    Practical C++ Programming
    C++ in a nut shell
    The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference
    C++ by Disection
    Essential C++
    C++ Unleashed
    C++ No experience required

    Thanks, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    The perfect book for you is not on the list: Accelerated C++ by Koenig & Moo. It is not an e-book, but it is most likely more appropriate than all of the above.

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    The only one of those books I own is The C++ Standard Library. It's not a beginning book, and I'd say it's 5% tutorial and 95% reference. And it's only a reference to the STL (Standard Template Library), not the whole C/C++ Standard Library. So, I'd say the title is 200% misleading... But, it is a really good STL reference... one of my favorite C++ books!

    I think C++ Unleashed is also not a beginning C++ book.

    Since you have access to all of them, I'd suggest that you read the preface and 1st chapter of each book. Then pick one for yourself. (Probably the one that's the easiest to understand. )

    A book with exercises at the end of each chapter is always helpful. Otherwise, you don't always know if you've grasped what they are trying to teach you.

    If something in your chosen book is not clear, look-up the same topic is one or more of the remaining books.

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    I would not even recommend that you get an ebook. My C++ book has so many notations of tricks I learned and cross references to other parts of the book, I consider it a nearly complete C++ reference. Now, the binding is falling apart, and I have to see about getting a book repair person to determine how to salvage it because I consider it unreplaceable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7stud
    I would not even recommend that you get an ebook. My C++ book has so many notations of tricks I learned and cross references to other parts of the book, I consider it a nearly complete C++ reference. Now, the binding is falling apart, and I have to see about getting a book repair person to determine how to salvage it because I consider it unreplaceable.
    Yeah ebooks usually arent the same as real books (unless its the ebook version), and anyway I think having it physically beside you is easier. What's your book 7stud?
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    Ivor Horton's Beginning C++

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