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Hi,

I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find an
Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.

Thank you very much in Advance.

regards,
Praveen.

Jul 23 '05 #1
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"Praveen" <pr**************@gmail.com> wrote in message
Hi,

I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find an
Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.


Google for "Thinking in C++ - Bruce Eckel".

Sharad

Jul 23 '05 #2

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Yup go that but no the Lafore book... I got some other also like
COmplete reference, Unleashed and Oreilly.. But not this :(

Thank you ...

Jul 23 '05 #3

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On 20 Jul 2005 01:55:37 -0700, Praveen <pr**************@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find an
Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.


spend a little money to support authors writing good books!
i used a book of Robert Lafore to start learning C++ about 10 years ago,
and i must say that this book was great to read and it was a joy to learn
with this book.

ulrich
Jul 23 '05 #4

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Yes...

A very good point that you made. I have already purchased it. Infact
the trouble is I cant carry it into my office and read it. I use that
book with all the reverence at home and my weekends. I was trying to
see if I can increase the tempo of my learning my utilizing my free
time in the office.

I appreciate your concern and cause.
Thank You...

Still... If you have do forward one soft-copy to me.

regards,
Praveen.

Jul 23 '05 #5

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Praveen wrote:
Hi,

I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find an
Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.

Thank you very much in Advance.

regards,
Praveen.


Chapter one "A Crash Course in C++" from "Professional C++" (Wrox) is
avaliable here.

http://media.wiley.com/product_data/...0764574841.pdf

That might be helpful?
I bought the book, and can definitly reccomend it.
Jul 23 '05 #6

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"Praveen" <pr**************@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find an
Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.

Thank you very much in Advance.

regards,
Praveen.


I'ls strongly recommend not using that book. Try Eckel's Thinking in C++
instead at www.mindview.net or get Accelerated C++ by Koenig and Moo
http://www.acceleratedcpp.com/ .

Jul 23 '05 #7

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"ulrich" <ua********@aon.at> wrote in message
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On 20 Jul 2005 01:55:37 -0700, Praveen <pr**************@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find an
Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.


spend a little money to support authors writing good books!
i used a book of Robert Lafore to start learning C++ about 10 years ago,
and i must say that this book was great to read and it was a joy to learn
with this book.

ulrich


In my opinion, he's one of the worst C++ authors i've read.

Jul 23 '05 #8

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Praveen wrote:
Hi,

I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find an
Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.


Buy "Accelerated C++". Now.

/David
Jul 23 '05 #9

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"Peter Julian" writes:
"ulrich" <ua********@aon.at> wrote in message
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On 20 Jul 2005 01:55:37 -0700, Praveen <pr**************@gmail.com>
wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
> start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
> Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find an
> Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.


spend a little money to support authors writing good books!
i used a book of Robert Lafore to start learning C++ about 10 years ago,
and i must say that this book was great to read and it was a joy to learn
with this book.

ulrich


In my opinion, he's one of the worst C++ authors i've read.


In my opinion, he's one of the best C++ authors I've read.
Jul 23 '05 #10

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"osmium" <r1********@comcast.net> wrote in message
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In my opinion, he's one of the worst C++ authors i've read.
In my opinion, he's one of the best C++ authors I've read.


For the benefit of those of us who are unfamiliar with his work, would the
two of you mind outlining the reasons for your opinions?
Jul 23 '05 #11

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Peter Julian wrote:

"Praveen" <pr**************@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find
an Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.
I'ls strongly recommend not using that book. Try Eckel's Thinking in
C++ instead at www.mindview.net or get Accelerated C++ by Koenig and
Moo http://www.acceleratedcpp.com/ .

Francis Glassborow didn't give it a very good review, saying in part:

"This is not a bad book, though I would introduce C++ somewhat
differently. However considering this is a fourth edition its lack of
correctness is quite unacceptable."

http://accu.org/cgi-bin/accu/rvout.c...&file=o003132a


Brian
Jul 23 '05 #12

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"Andrew Koenig" writes:
In my opinion, he's one of the worst C++ authors i've read.

Osmium wrote:
In my opinion, he's one of the best C++ authors I've read.


For the benefit of those of us who are unfamiliar with his work, would the
two of you mind outlining the reasons for your opinions?


I, at least, will not. There are 21 perfectly adequate reviews on Amazon.
I should note that none of those reviews are mine.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/cus...eviews.start=1

Anyone who thinks Amazon's reviews are spoofs should set out to try to spoof
the system. I *have* posted reviews in other areas and I guarantee it is
going to be a pretty labor intensive effort to salt the results. Not to
mention that duplicate writings by the same person are recognizable by a
reasonably astute person. I would much rather trust 21 reviews (not all
good, by the way) by people who are learning or teaching C++ than by *one*
guy who has been intimately involved with C++ for a coon's age.
Jul 23 '05 #13

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Default User wrote:
Peter Julian wrote:

"Praveen" <pr**************@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find
an Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.

I'ls strongly recommend not using that book. Try Eckel's Thinking in
C++ instead at www.mindview.net or get Accelerated C++ by Koenig and
Moo http://www.acceleratedcpp.com/ .

Francis Glassborow didn't give it a very good review . . .

Someone pointed out to me via email that I seemed to say that Francis
gave a poor review to Accelerated C++. That was not my intent, of
course, I was refering to the Lafore book. Sorry for any confusion,
especially to Andrew Koenig, who reads the group at least sometimes.

Brian
Jul 23 '05 #14

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"Andrew Koenig" <ar*@acm.org> wrote in message
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"osmium" <r1********@comcast.net> wrote in message
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In my opinion, he's one of the worst C++ authors i've read.

In my opinion, he's one of the best C++ authors I've read.


For the benefit of those of us who are unfamiliar with his work, would the
two of you mind outlining the reasons for your opinions?


Certainly, Andrew. I was given a copy of the above to review the C++
fundamentals covered for a friend. He asked me to comment/clarify a few
sections. Specially basic topics like primitive types, constants,
type-casting, lifetime, visibility, returning by reference, access
specifiers, pointers, etc. I could go on and on. The book looks like a
doodle pad now.

While the code within is not that bad (except for a few strange class
hierarchies), the explanation of the fundamental concepts are badly worded
and often lead to confusion for the reader.

The range of issues range from stating that Integers allways occupy 4 bytes,
that the using directive places the code that follows it in the specified
namepace (ridiculous), etc. Argh, its not often i get this pissed at a book.

Thats just *my opinion* and its only an opinion. I'ld much rather read your
work (Thank-you).

Jul 23 '05 #15

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"Default User" <de***********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Peter Julian wrote:

"Praveen" <pr**************@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
Hi,

I am a complete newbie in C++. I got a couple of recommentation to
start learning C++ concepts and ideas from
Robert Lafore's Object Oriented Programming in C++. I couldnt find
an Ebook for it anywhere in the net. Can sombody share it with me.

I'ls strongly recommend not using that book. Try Eckel's Thinking in
C++ instead at www.mindview.net or get Accelerated C++ by Koenig and
Moo http://www.acceleratedcpp.com/ .

Francis Glassborow didn't give it a very good review, saying in part:

"This is not a bad book, though I would introduce C++ somewhat
differently. However considering this is a fourth edition its lack of
correctness is quite unacceptable."

http://accu.org/cgi-bin/accu/rvout.c...&file=o003132a


I have to agree with his opinions as well about Object Oriented Programming
in C++. Although you'll never find a perfectly structured book anywhere to
satisfy the needs of a novice, the least one should expect is that
fundamental errors be at least phased out with new released editions. This
is not happening here. And there are many such examples he could have added
to his list of issues.

By the way, thanks for the URL, i'm glad that i'm not the only one.

Jul 23 '05 #16

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"Peter Julian" writes:
The range of issues range from stating that Integers allways occupy 4
bytes,


Well, that is clearly wrong. An Integer contains whatever the person who
defined it said it contains.
Jul 23 '05 #17

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Peter Julian wrote:

"Default User" <de***********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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http://accu.org/cgi-bin/accu/rvout.c...&file=o003132a


By the way, thanks for the URL, i'm glad that i'm not the only one.

Sure. People don't always agree with (and sometimes violently disagree
with) the ACCU reviews. They are however a good starting point for
discussion of books.


Brian
Jul 23 '05 #18

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