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silk.odyssey
05-29-2006, 02:50 PM
Just thought it'll be interesting to know who the members of the board like to read. I think it will be using when choosing books. Some of my favorite authors are dan gookin who's C for dummies introduced me to programming when I was just that. :) I also like Andre Lamothe's writing style. I think herbert schildt is good as well.

Dante Shamest
05-29-2006, 03:18 PM
I think herbert schildt is good as well.

Let's see what other people here think of him. (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/search.php?searchid=448182)

silk.odyssey
05-29-2006, 03:25 PM
LOL thanks for the warning.

SMurf
05-29-2006, 03:34 PM
If it's Windows programming you're after, look no further than senőr Charles Petzold. The only thing is that he's very particular about what languages he uses (C up until quite recently, when MS gave him a nudge, now C#).

As for LaMothe... he's okay, very engaging for the beginner programmer, but once you're growing bumfluff on your face (yes, you too ladies ;)) you'll be finding his explanations of things a bit lacking.

kermit
05-29-2006, 03:49 PM
One of my favourite authors of any genre is Brian W. Kernighan, co-author with Dennis M. Ritchie for The C Programming Language. He also teamed up with Rob Pike for The Practice of Programming. The way I see it, if BWK wanted to write a fiction novel, it would probably be great. :)

valis
05-29-2006, 03:51 PM
Both Michael Abrash and Mike McShaffry have very appealing writing styles.

BobMcGee123
05-29-2006, 04:02 PM
While he hasn't written a book that I'm aware of (although I'm sure he could) I always enjoy reading Bubba's excessively long and information-laden posts and replies.

pianorain
05-30-2006, 06:11 PM
Paul Graham FTW

laserlight
05-30-2006, 08:42 PM
I like Stephen Dewhurst's style of writing, based on his books "C++ Gotchas" and "C++ Common Knowledge". He is able to be witty, yet clear on the concepts.

bithub
05-30-2006, 09:58 PM
Donald Knuth

joeprogrammer
05-31-2006, 09:13 AM
I also like Andre Lamothe's writing style

I couldn't agree more :)

Fordy
05-31-2006, 09:25 AM
>>Michael Abrash

His stuff is pretty enjoyable. He usually starts with a preamble based on some story in his past. Not bad when most tec books are as dry as the Gobi Desert!

>>herbert schildt

His windows book wasnt bad. Covered some stuff that Petzold didnt and was easy to read

I also like Scott Meyers and Jeffrey Richter

Mad_guy
05-31-2006, 09:32 AM
Knuth and Aho are pretty good. I also like Ritchie, Kernighan, David Litchfield, Dijkstra, Matt pietrek, Jeffrey Richter, Andre LaMothe, Mark Russinovich. There're a lot of others I can't think of right now though, but those are some of my favorite authors

Fordy
06-01-2006, 01:33 AM
While he hasn't written a book that I'm aware of (although I'm sure he could) I always enjoy reading Bubba's excessively long and information-laden posts and replies.

Perhaps we should all chip in $5 to fund the pubication of "Bubbas Rants"

Dante Shamest
06-01-2006, 03:42 AM
Perhaps we should all chip in $5 to fund the pubication of "Bubbas Rants"

Sounds naughty. :p

Fordy
06-01-2006, 05:18 AM
Sounds naughty. :p


"Bubbas Pants" it is then!

SniperSAS
06-01-2006, 10:49 AM
I like that guy who wrote the c++ primer

valis
06-01-2006, 04:14 PM
Aho
You're lucky to like him. Very intelligent but I have more fun reading documentation than some of the dry stuff he's written.