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    Most programming books have a few errors in them, that's all . . . . I made a database of them for a while, but they got too numerous.

    But the Sams Teach Yourself books are the worst.
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    Did you write down things that you found and considered mistakes, or did you research the books' erratas?

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    Sometimes I looked at the books' errata, but not usually. I just wrote down errors. I intended to submit them sometime, but I never did.

    Usually I lost the napkins/bookmarks/other easily lost items I wrote the errors on anyway.

    [edit] Judging from the errata list, however, I must have found several errors not listed. http://<br /> http://www.libertyass...Ebook_edit.htm
    http://www.computersciencelab.com/Sams.htm
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    Just a follow up. I got the Addison Wesley Accelerated C++ book, and I'm now working my way through it.

    It's not a very large book though, and seems like it's pretty easy...

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    >> seems like it's pretty easy
    If you think that book is pretty easy, you will probably do well in C++.

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    I thought it was easy at first, then I was proven wrong.

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    I would rather read it online, because I actually will read it on a computer, because I don't really like reading books. Yes, I am a beginner. :/ Maybe that's why I almost failed a semester of reading... (Just kidding..)

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    Yes, C++ is hard, but a good thing I know PHP and Javascript to know about functions, ending them, arrays, and other scripting features and guidelines.
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