Book Recommendations :D
Hey there everyone!
This is my very first post on this forum! I'm a brand new C++ programmer, and I'm looking to buy a few books that will help me learn some of the basics of the language. I don't have prior programming experience, so I need something that explains everything in normal people language. I have found a few possibilities on Amazon which are listed below:
C++ Primer Plus 5th Edition - This book was the first to come up in my search and it has a lot of really good reviews. Apparently, its explanations are clear and thorough, and it covers very basic to semi-advanced topics.
Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example - After some research, I have found that this is a commonly recommended book. However, I have also heard that some of the examples are overcomplicated and the explanations are convoluted at times.
C++ Without Fear - People say this is a great place to start because it is comprehensible for a beginner.
Thanks in advance for the advice :D
Welcome. The first one you mentioned is good.
Whoops! I didn't notice the book recommendation thread! I'll check that out. Just a quick question, though: Is the first book that I listed to outdated to use as a learning tool? The general masses seem to be quite fond of it, but I'd rather have the insight of an experienced C++ programmer XD
I have "Encyclopedia C" from 1991 I still use most every time I start a new program. Prata's book is not outdated.