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    Good Books?

    Can someone tell me some good books which may be useful for a C++ newbie (one such as me who can only do a few simple programs)

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    Teach Yourself C++ for Linux in 21 Days; you don't need to have a linux machine to use tha book, but it is very detailed about it's explainations
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    If you know C then I strongly recommend Teach Yourself C++ by Herb Schildt. The 3rd Ed. of this book (and I assume the other editions as well) is geared toward people who already know C. As such, he can cut out a lot of newbie stuff and focus on OOP.

    Another nice thing about the book that sets it apart is that there are a lot of programming exercises, and he has the answers in the back of the book. Since he includes the full program of every answer, the Answer section of the book is about 200 pages long.

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    Teach Yourself C++ for Linux in 21 Days
    I recently read at least half of this textbook (I skipped some easy sections). It was a good way to get your feet wet with C++ because it simply deals with all of the main issues. The downside of it is that it is not an advanced text. It does deal with some advanced issues but the program examples are too simple. If you don't have a clue about C++ this would be a good book.

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    I prefer the following two:

    C/C++ Programmer's Reference by H. Schildt - no tutorial, but is a great reference for most C/C++ keywords and commands.

    C++ Primer by Stanley Lippman - very good tutorial, expalining OO analysis and design, STL, common algorithms , etc.

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    My learning curve went like this:

    Teach Yourself C (Schildt)
    Teach Yourself C++(Schildt)

    My friends learning curve went like this:

    Teach Yourself C++ From The Ground Up (Schildt)

    Both routes are equally good, although my ego would never let me admit it to my friend


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    I got this book as a review for myself but it is very good, in my opinion.
    NewNes C++ pocket book
    Second edition
    conor Sexton
    the isbn number is 0-7506-2539-2
    hope it helps

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    OK, all of those books "teach your self bla bla bla in 21 days" suck. The reason why it takes 21 days is because it tells you to do something without explaining how to do it. I recommend the book "Beginning C++ the complete language" by Ivor Horton. Ivor Horton has a laid back way of teaching, he explains all about the certain thing (arrays, founctions, operators, templates, etc...) then will give examples. After the examples he explains every block of code so it is impossible not to be confused. The code works for both Windows and UNIX. It does not come with a compiler but you can always get one and the source code is available for downlaod along with a list of errors(very few) that are in the book.
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