I picked up 'Effective C++' second edition today. I'm starting the book tomorrow morning. Should take me about 3 days to finish since it is not very big. Did you know that there is a picture of a busharabian on the back? Almost scared me out of purchasing the book. I like the picture of the wolf on the front though. Maybe that man IS the wolf during the full moon? Anyway, I noticed it and it seems like the perfect book at this point because it looks at 50 ways to improve C++ code. Since I have a complete introduction to C++ already I will be able to understand the content of this book. You say there is a sequal? I didn't see it there.