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    Need programming books

    hello,
    I would like to ask if someone can recommend me any programming books for c , c++ , java , python , swift , ruby and rails , html/css/php.
    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    First of all, trying to learn half a dozen languages all at the same time is at best going to be a superficial experience.
    Or you just like the look of lots of books on a shelf.

    We have book lists in the C and C++ sub-forums, did you bother to read those?

    What makes you think the book reviews on amazon are any less (or more) trustworthy than random statements on a forum?

    ACCU :: Book Reviews Search is another place where books have been reviewed, with the same old "why should I believe this reviewer" problem.

    In the end, you need to dip your toe in the water, buy a book or two and actually read it properly. Then see how the reviews you read match with your own personal experience, to guide you in future purchase decisions.
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    look I am not saying that I will learn all these programming languages in 1 night or something like that but I want to have all these books and start reading one language at the time. Just I am a person of the last moment thats all. As for the c and c++ sub forums you said above yes I read them but unfortunately I don't have a 2nd screen and reading and compelling at the same time is too hard (alt-tab all time) thats why I said I need books. Physical copies are the best.
    Anyway thanks for your time

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    does that book contains example or any quizzes with the answers ?

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    does that book contain any examples or quizzes with the answers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicakoulis View Post
    does that book contain any examples or quizzes with the answers ?
    That is not important. What's important is if the book will teach you correctly. And since it is being recommended here, it will.
    Another good book is C++ Primer. IIRC, it does not contains quizzes, puzzles, or crosswords. But will teach you about anything you need to know to start programming in C++.
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    Stay away from anything that says "Learn <insert language here> in 24 hours/21 days" - those books are exactly what they seem. Teaching you the bare bone basics of each concept and never going into detail about any important points of what each feature really adds to the development of an application. Anything by Deitel "<language> how to program" are not bad, but every single edition gets worse in the C department at least. C++ is shoved in your face less than halfway through. It's a C book - they already have C++ books.
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