Well I'm taking a C++ OOP class in the fall that requires C++ How to Program 4th Ed by Deitel and Deitel. Since I already have Stroustrup's book and none of the CIS teachers really teach from the books I'm thinking about not getting it. But I would like to hear from those of you who have it concerning the book's quality as a reference book. I know its a good newbie book but I'm beyond that point now. I would really hate to spend the money on a book that I will just gather dust on the shelf.