Like Tree3Likes
  • 2 Post By phantomotap
  • 1 Post By phantomotap

Good C++ book nowadays?

This is a discussion on Good C++ book nowadays? within the Programming Book and Product Reviews forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Im sure there is ton of such questions and answers, but i wanted to see if there are any new ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    71

    Good C++ book nowadays?

    Im sure there is ton of such questions and answers, but i wanted to see if there are any new books or maybe upcoming good ones.
    A brand new questions and answers about it.

    Please, see my knowledge in C++ simple mini game, here -
    mini game - please feedback on code design

    What paper book would you recomend me? I want to get the most good and pro habits as possible.
    Im looking for book couse lately i cant concentrate on reading from the PC but meanwhile im looking for some IT book from the school.

    I think a book will be better for learning the language and i wanna try it, will be helpfull for feature too.

    Share your best books you readed while learning C++ or reading it now, that is good.

  2. #2
    Master Apprentice phantomotap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    4,230
    O_o

    "New" doesn't mean "Better".

    Soma

    Code:
    Accelerated C++
    The C++ Standard Library
    Effective C++
    More Effective C++
    Effective STL
    Exceptional C++
    More Exceptional C++
    Exceptional C++ Style
    C++ Templates
    C++ Template Meta-programming
    Salem and CoffeCat like this.

  3. #3
    Registered User manasij7479's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Kolkata@India
    Posts
    2,498
    I'm wating for the release of the 4th edition of the TC++PL .
    (And I really plan to read it, not keep in a showcase !)
    Manasij Mukherjee | gcc-4.8.2 @Arch Linux
    Slow and Steady wins the race... if and only if :
    1.None of the other participants are fast and steady.
    2.The fast and unsteady suddenly falls asleep while running !



  4. #4
    Master Apprentice phantomotap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    4,230
    And I really plan to read it, not keep in a showcase !
    I strongly advise against it. It is dense. It has a lot of bad formatting. (They didn't fix most of this for the first three editions.) It has bad illustrations. It uses some classic flawed design claims in the bits about designing classes. (They didn't fix this so far either.)

    Stroustrup may be a genius, and he may be a great academic writer, but he is an absolutely terrible textbook writer.

    It isn't nearly as good a book to learn from as dozens of others if what you want to know is C++ programming.

    If you want to learn about C++ (as opposed to learning to program in C++) then go ahead and read it.

    Soma
    manasij7479 likes this.

  5. #5
    Registered User manasij7479's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Kolkata@India
    Posts
    2,498
    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    I strongly advise against it. It is dense. It has a lot of bad formatting. (They didn't fix most of this for the first three editions.) It has bad illustrations. It uses some classic flawed design claims in the bits about designing classes. (They didn't fix this so far either.)

    Stroustrup may be a genius, and he may be a great academic writer, but he is an absolutely terrible textbook writer.
    Didn't know that.
    Assumed otherwise from the numerous good reviews of the 3rd edition.

    Btw, I read parts of his "Design and Evolution" book.
    That style wasn't so dense, I think; quite refreshing, rather. (Thats why I though I'd get this, when released )
    Why couldn't he have written this in the same way ?
    Manasij Mukherjee | gcc-4.8.2 @Arch Linux
    Slow and Steady wins the race... if and only if :
    1.None of the other participants are fast and steady.
    2.The fast and unsteady suddenly falls asleep while running !



  6. #6
    Master Apprentice phantomotap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    4,230
    Assumed otherwise from the numerous good reviews of the 3rd edition.
    A great resource is not the same thing as a great textbook.

    Besides, some people would have you believe "C for Dummies" or "C++ in 24 Hours" are good books for learning their materials.

    Soma

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    71
    Thanks Soma.
    Will wait some more, but those seems popular.

    PS: So expensive

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-07-2011, 09:15 PM
  2. Is this a good book?
    By Lord Windy in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-08-2009, 08:38 PM
  3. Is this a good book to get?
    By HunterCS in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-26-2007, 12:26 PM
  4. a good mfc book?
    By nextus in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-23-2003, 01:26 PM
  5. Good PHP book?
    By no-one in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-07-2003, 11:15 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21