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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...89662?v=glance
I bougth, in my holliday in London, this book.
It is a good book?
With this book.......can i know more C++ tecnics and cognitions???
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Tnk

Luca "Kleidemos" Francesca

Un computer a un altro quando si incontrano:
"Ciao, come ti boota oggi???"
Jul 22 '05 #1
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Kleidemos wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...89662?v=glance

I bougth, in my holliday in London, this book.
It is a good book?
With this book.......can i know more C++ tecnics and cognitions???


From what I can read in the review section, it's not very specific, it
does not cover all aspects of game programming, it's mostly for those
who already know C++... Hard to say. Try the newsgroup dedicated to
game programming (see comp.games.development.* hierarchy of forums),
maybe the folks there read it already (although it does seem fairly
new judging by the publishing time).

It seems that to answer the question "is it good?" one needs to also
include the entire set of criteria according to which the book is judged
along with the evaluation. IOW, is it good for what?...

I'd say that if you want to learn C++, you need a book that is not for
programming anything in particular, be it games, databases, scientific
applications or whatever. You need a book that explains C++ in its
purity, with examples from many areas. OTOH, if you want to learn game
programming and only care about tricks and techniques related to that,
by all means, a book that specifically addresses those aspects should
be quite good.

See what I am saying?...

V
Jul 22 '05 #2

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Kleidemos wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...89662?v=glance I bougth, in my holliday in London, this book.
It is a good book?
With this book.......can i know more C++ tecnics and cognitions???


To vet a C++ book, look for "void main". If you find it, you must find some
other overwhelming reason to believe that book. Don't accept a C++ tutorial
that makes such simple and obvious mistakes.

Everyone needs dozens of books to begin to understand C++. Some of these
don't even have C++ in them!

* Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example
by Andrew Koenig & Barbara E. Moo

* Agile Development: Principles Practices and Patterns
by Robert C. Martin

* AntiPatterns by Brown, Malveau, McCormick & Mowbray

* C++ Coding Standards: Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices
by Herb Sutter & Andrei Alexandrescu

* The C++ Programming Language 3rd Edition
by Bjarne Stroustrup

* Code Complete 2nd Edition by Steve McConnell

* Design Patterns by Gamma, Johnson, Helm, & Vlissides

* Domain Driven Design by Eric Evans

* Effective C++ 2nd Edition by Scott Meyers

* Exceptional C++ by Herb Sutter

* How to Break Software: A Practical Guide to Testing by James A. Whittaker

* Large Scale C++ Software Design by John Lakos

* Lean Development: An Agile Toolkit by the Poppendiecks

* Modern C++ Design: Generic Programming and Design Patterns Applied
by Andrei Alexandrescu

* More Effective C++ by Scott Meyers

* More Exceptional C++ by Herb Sutter

* Scientific and Engineering C++ by John J. Barton, Lee R. Nackman

* Working Effectively with Legacy Code by Mike Feathers

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Phlip
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Jul 22 '05 #3

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Kleidemos wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...89662?v=glance I bougth, in my holliday in London, this book.
It is a good book?
With this book.......can i know more C++ tecnics and cognitions???

Im reading Bjarne Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language he of course
designed C++. This book so far has been very easy to follow and describes
the language in detail, however I already know Java and C# and some C so it
is not such a leap of understanding.
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Regards
Mark Marsella
Jul 22 '05 #4

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Mark Marsella wrote:
Im reading Bjarne Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language he of course
designed C++. This book so far has been very easy to follow and describes
the language in detail, however I already know Java and C# and some C so it
is not such a leap of understanding.


When I had to chose a C++ book, i chosed Lippman's book and not
Stroustrup's book.
After this I bougth a algorithms book(Sedgewick) and now I want to
increase my C++ cognitions : this includes both language itself and its
library and costruct.
I hope now my intenctions explained.
--
Tnk

Luca "Kleidemos" Francesca

Un computer a un altro quando si incontrano:
"Ciao, come ti boota oggi???"
Jul 22 '05 #5

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"Kleidemos" <fr***********@tin.it> wrote...
Mark Marsella wrote:
Im reading Bjarne Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language he of course
designed C++. This book so far has been very easy to follow and describes the language in detail, however I already know Java and C# and some C so it is not such a leap of understanding.


When I had to chose a C++ book, i chosed Lippman's book and not
Stroustrup's book.
After this I bougth a algorithms book(Sedgewick) and now I want to
increase my C++ cognitions : this includes both language itself and its
library and costruct.
I hope now my intenctions explained.


I don't know of a single book (except TC++PL) that would serve as a language
reference, a library reference, and a collection of good advice. If you
have
some kind of idiosyncrasy WRT Stroustrup's books, I'd recommend several that
might partially replace and partially extend it: "Accelerated C++", "Multi-
paradigm Design for C++", "C++ Templates", "C++ Standard Library", "Advanced
C++". Also, visit www.accu.org, the book review section and pick the
"Highly
Recommended" ones.

Victor
Jul 22 '05 #6

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