Book to help transition from Java to C++

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    Cool Book to help transition from Java to C++

    Hi Guys,

    Greetings, this is my first post. I am new to C++, I have been a Java programmer and needed to know a good book that could help me transition from Java to C++ please. Thank you for any and all help.

    BTW I went through all the book recommendations on this Sticky forum and did not find one.

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    You could try Google -- you get some online stuff as well as a book or two. http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=...e+Search&meta=

    I can't really recommend anything, because I learned the languages in the opposite order: C++, then Java.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    You could try Google -- you get some online stuff as well as a book or two. http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=...e+Search&meta=

    I can't really recommend anything, because I learned the languages in the opposite order: C++, then Java.
    Thank you. I went to Amazon, and got one book recommendation[ C++ for Java Programmers Mark A. Weiss] , but I am affriad to invest in a book, both in time and in money without first knowing that it is a good book.

    Although they have a review page on Amazon, as you know from folks who bought the book, I feel better getting a recommendation from those in the C++ community.

    I do appreciate your feedback and think that the online tutorials is a good suggestion to start in the interim. Enjoy Java

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    A good option would be Accelerated C++. It pretty much assumes that the reader knows basic programming in some language, so it focuses more on C++ syntax and idioms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    A good option would be Accelerated C++. It pretty much assumes that the reader knows basic programming in some language, so it focuses more on C++ syntax and idioms.
    Thank you. That is also a good option. This forum is really nice people respond to people's needs promptly that feels great!

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    "C++ Programming with Design Patterns Revealed"

    This book has direct focus on C++ as a complete language with design techniques included through out the book relevant to the topics being discussed. It starts out the first few chapters with the basics of C++ from a Java influenced vantage point. It advances rapidly but not as dense as "The C++ Programming Language" which may make the material a bit more accessible in that regard. The coverage is complete and accurate and seems geared for someone in your position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devcjohnson View Post
    "C++ Programming with Design Patterns Revealed"

    This book has direct focus on C++ as a complete language with design techniques included through out the book relevant to the topics being discussed. It starts out the first few chapters with the basics of C++ from a Java influenced vantage point. It advances rapidly but not as dense as "The C++ Programming Language" which may make the material a bit more accessible in that regard. The coverage is complete and accurate and seems geared for someone in your position.
    Thank you devcjohnson that would seem like a good way to go. I liked the Head First Design Patterns book. Patterns do offer nice formulas...

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