C++ Book Editions and Recommendations

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    C++ Book Editions and Recommendations

    I've done most of the tutorial on this site and began to get into C++ programming. So I figured I'd get one of the recommended books.
    I got "The C++ Programming Language" by Bjarne Stroustrup. Partially because I didn't feel like going through the entire series and mostly because it would only cost about $6
    I was reading the inside cover of the book and noticed that it was 'typeset' and was written in 1986. That prompted me to look online for the book, and I noticed that the cover displayed online was significantly more graphical than my cover.
    My main question is -- Is the book outdated? Are there more current versions?
    My secondary question is -- Are there any other books that might be strongly recommended?

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    I think the last revision was in 98, so yes your book might be outdated.

    As for any recommendations, I am currently working through Accelerated C++ by Moo and Koenig, and I would recommend it to anyone serious about learning the language. It's a little fast-paced, but you can always reread the chapters. It teaches how to use the standard library in a practical way, unlike some books I've read that just tell you, "okay, here's a standard library function, and here's a simple way to use it, next chapter!"

    Also, for other book recommendations, check out the sticky....
    Last edited by dra; 01-22-2008 at 11:34 PM.

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    Thanks for the book recommendation.
    Can you tell me the date on your Accelerated C++ Book so I don't accidentally buy another outdated one?

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    Thanks again

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    According the Stroustrup's webpage on The C++ Programming Language book, you have a copy of the first edition. The third edition is the current edition, and it was also published in around 2000.
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    There are also lots of Ebooks or resources on the internet. C++ in 21 days is likely the best one for beginners. Just read everything a few times and utilize what you learn.
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    The problem I've found with Accelerated C++ is that it only teaches you things that they need in their examples, but it's still the best beginners book I've seen for C++.
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