Greetings. I realize there's another "C++ Books" thread on this page, but I have different questions.
Let me introduce myself first. I'm currently a high school student. In a year, I'll be studying Computer Science in college, and then in university, to finally, and hopefully, become a game programmer. Currently, I mod and level edit for Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 (I know it's a really old game, but as soon as I get a new PC, I'll move on). Nevertheless, I wanted to start programming with an independent language. After long researches, I concluded that I will learn those programming languages/APIs (in order of learning) before beginning to program game engines:
- Visual Basic (learn in college)
- Java (learn in college)
So I was looking for C++ books to help me learning before I go to college. Unfortunately, I bought "Sam's Teach Yourself in 21 days" some time ago. That was a mistake. However, I'm half way through the book, and I learned some basic C++ features (Functions, classes, loops, pointers, references, overloading, etc.) Now, I'd like to buy better books that explain the language fully. I was considering "C++ Primer Plus", by Stephen Prata, and "The C++ Standard Library" , by Jossutis, to start with.
Did anyone read those books? Are those good choices for someone like me? If not, please suggest books that you think are good for beginners like me.