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Nutshell
03-08-2003, 06:13 AM
Hey,

I want to find a book that is not too demanding to read, and at the same time quite not-boring. Something related to programming or interest concepts would be cool. I am thinking of "Expert C Programming". Any other recommendations? I just need a light-hearted programming book i can have a read in spare time. I got so much school work, but just don't want to lose touch with programming...

Strike
03-08-2003, 06:32 AM
yes,
well,u r quite a demanding person.Hmn...
how about a FHM magazine?i think it would spice urs mind for a while.Buy one and it won't cost u a lot.i don't think there have a leisury programming books. As most of it is so frustrated,haha ;))
Good lucks!!!

Shiro
03-08-2003, 06:48 AM
C Unleashed is a book on C programming which has lots of subjects: datastructures, genetic algorithms, data compression and a lot more. It is not going very deep, but it is nice to read.

Davros
03-08-2003, 08:26 AM
Effective C++
Scott Meyers

Stoned_Coder
03-08-2003, 08:33 AM
must reads....
effective c++
more effective c++
effective STL all by Scott Meyers

Exceptional c++
more exceptional c++ both by Herb Sutter.

Heavyweight read......
The c++ programming language by Stroustrup
C unleashed by various authors.
Design patterns by eric gamma and friends

Super-Heavyweight read.....
Modern c++ design by alexandrescu

endo
03-08-2003, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by Stoned_Coder
must reads....
effective c++
more effective c++
effective STL all by Scott Meyers

Exceptional c++
more exceptional c++ both by Herb Sutter.

Heavyweight read......
The c++ programming language by Stroustrup
C unleashed by various authors.
Design patterns by eric gamma and friends

Super-Heavyweight read.....
Modern c++ design by alexandrescu

have you read all of them?

LouDu
03-08-2003, 09:11 AM
Nice icon endo :)

frenchfry164
03-08-2003, 12:08 PM
Get a subscription to Game Developer Magazine. I got one issue, and I wish I had the money to buy a subscription. But I'm busy saving up for an electric guitar, or graphics card.

Stoned_Coder
03-08-2003, 01:49 PM
have you read all of them?

Yes all of them. Most of them over and over again.

JoeSixpack
03-08-2003, 02:26 PM
Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Nutshell
03-08-2003, 05:15 PM
Helo,

I've got C Unleashed and read through most of it already.

FOr game developer's magazine, i always get jealous by the work other ppl did :p .

jdinger
03-08-2003, 06:07 PM
I second anything by Scott Meyers. I own Effective C++ (plan to get more.. and effective stl) and his articles in CUJ are really helpful. Effective C++ is a great read. His style makes it really easy to grasp. And you don't have to read the entire book straight through. The way it's broken up you can read a particular section and since it's completely cross-referrenced, jump to a section that complements the one you're on.

GD mag is also great. It's not all programming (but that's part of what I love about it). In one issue you learn about coding, art, sound and a slew of other things depending on the issues theme (ie: AI, scripting, etc.)

Nutshell
03-08-2003, 08:42 PM
I haven't learnt C++ yet, can i still read effective c++?

Stoned_Coder
03-08-2003, 09:22 PM
you could but it would be pointless until you at least know the syntax of the language and understand classes and polymorphism. Meyers books and sutters too are what i would call style guides. They show you some of the most common pitfalls of the language, teach you why they are pitfalls and also how to avoid falling into them. They require a reasonable understanding of c++ to get any benefit from them.

LouDu
03-08-2003, 09:47 PM
no books are lieasure reading isnt easy its hard as alls hell to stay focused on reading expessially if your jsut reading the book and not expiermenting with what it is telling u

frenchfry164
03-09-2003, 12:35 AM
i can not use english write i also cannot speel wright i cannot read because of mie disabilitie to add periods to sentences

Yawgmoth
03-09-2003, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by frenchfry164
i can not use english write i also cannot speel wright i cannot read because of mie disabilitie to add periods to sentences

That's so funny I'm adding it to my sig.