Anothter c++ book question

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    Anothter c++ book question

    Hi all,

    Just a quick question, im about to finish my beginners c++ book, and im looking for an intermediate book now (just one). What do you guys and girls recomened. Also i would possibly like to move toward windows c++ on microsoft, but not MFC.


    Look forward to your advice.

    Tuurbo46

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    So what's wrong with this sticky thread ?
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    Hi,

    Yes i saw the thread, but many books have been listed. I was just asking if one intermediate book stands above the rest.

    I know this is a minefield and everybody has different opions, but also i know people can waste lots of money buying rubbish books.

    Cheers

    Tuurbo46

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    http://www.accu.org/index.php/book_reviews
    Look up the books you have, so you can calibrate your experience with that of the reviewers.

    > but also i know people can waste lots of money buying rubbish books.
    True, but you never know for sure until you've got the book in your hands.
    If in doubt, try a library, or make sure your seller has a decent return policy.
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    The answers you get in this thread will be the same as in the sticky. There may be many different opinions or there may be just a few duplicates from the sticky. Either way, the result will probably be almost the same.

    My recommendations would be the same as what I put in the sticky. If your beginner C++ book was not a good one (it is not recommended on the accu site or it teaches outdated C++ practices) then I would suggest using Accelerated C++ to update your knowledge.

    Whether you get Accelerated C++ or not, I'd then suggest C++ Coding Standards and then whichever other books in the sticky interest you and you can afford.

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    Also i would possibly like to move toward windows c++ on microsoft, but not MFC.
    Do you want to start writing Windows GUI programs with the WinAPI? If so, you can't beat the Petzold book.


    If you just want a more-advanced general C++ book, here are some recommendations:

    Thinking In C++, by Bruce Eckel - These (2 volumes) make good 2nd C++ books. They cover many C++ topics in depth. Available in hard copy or FREE online!

    The C++ Programming Language, by Bjarne Stroustrup - It's cool owning the book by the creator of C++!

    The C++ Standard Library, by Nicolai M. Josuttis - I believe this a complete reference to the Standard Template Library (not the entire standard library).

    The ANSI / ISO C++ Language Standard - The ultimate C++ reference! you can download a PDF copy from ANSI for about $20. Hard copies from ANSI are expensive (about $300), but you can also get copies of the C Standard and C++ Standard from another publisher for about $65 each



    Some of the above books will include the beginning "Hello World" stuff, but they go beyond most beginning C++ books.
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    Hi,

    Thanks for your kind honest replies, and personal advice.

    Thanks again.

    Tuurbo46

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    If you are moving towards windows, Petzold is the de facto standard. I don't know any sane programmer that has read it that woudlnt recommend it.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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