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    Book recomendations on Website

    Hello, I am new to c++, and the only way I can learn some of it it before I go to college is to read about it and practice. I was looking on the main website of this forum and found This, I trust this site, but I was wondering if y'all thought this would be a good direction to go in.I don't want to spend my money on these books if I won't learn much from it


    Thanks in advance, Ω_X

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    That is the recommendations of the webmaster (or somebody else he asked delegated to make those recommendations). It is not the recommendations of the forum members.

    In fact, I specifically recommend not getting C++ Without Fear.

    Check the stickied thread called C++ Book Recommendations for a bunch of books recommended by forum members. Accelerated C++ is one I'd recommend that is mentioned there several times as well.

    The one negative is that it is accelerated, which isn't necessarily ideal for someone new to programming. If you'd like something that goes a little slower, try You Can Do It! by Glassborow. I haven't had a chance to look through it yet, but it lacks the largest flaw that many C++ books (including C++ Without Fear) have, which is that they often teach C style habits that have much better alternatives in C++.

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    I see, What about the others, The only c++ book I have read so far was by Herbert Shildt, and I hear that his books aren't very good..

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    In the link you gave, the first two books are bad, the rest of them are good.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    I see, So which 2 books should I get to replace the first 2 on the list.


    Please keep in mind I am new to this.

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    Check the stickied thread called C++ Book Recommendations for a bunch of books recommended by forum members. Accelerated C++ is one I'd recommend that is mentioned there several times as well. The one negative is that it is accelerated, which isn't necessarily ideal for someone new to programming. If you'd like something that goes a little slower, try You Can Do It! by Glassborow.

    Your second book could be C++ Primer by Lippman, Lajoie and Moo.

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