Thread: Which book is better for C : C Primer Plus vs. C How To Program ?

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    Which book is better for C : C Primer Plus vs. C How To Program ?

    Which book is better for learning C Programming ?

    • C Primer Plus by Stephen Prata
    • C How To Program by Deitel and Deitel


    I already have some background in programming .

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    What does "some background" mean?
    A 1-semester course in visual basic, 10 years ago probably doesn't count.
    5 years of current experience in Java might be more useful.

    We have a book thread, though you'd probably want to only pay attention to people with a reasonably high post count. A drive-by 1-poster recommending a book not mentioned by anyone else probably isn't worth the effort.
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    You could also check the reviews on Amazon. But again, most of those will be from people who are novices, so perhaps not the best people for giving a proper technical critique of a book (other than it was a good read).

    The best place I know to get a useful review is at ACCU :: Book Reviews Search
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    In addition to the recommendations link that Salem provided, here are some things that should probably be avoided: Main Page - C

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