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Which is the best C++ book both for all type of programmers i.e. for
beginners, intermediates and experts as well?

Oct 22 '05 #1
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Which is the best C++ book both for all type of programmers i.e. for
beginners, intermediates and experts as well?


As far as I know, there is no single book that
will address all those levels of skill and
knowledge. You'll first need a beginner level
book, then progress to the more advanced ones.
See the link in my other post for a list of
reviews of books at all these levels.

-Mike
Oct 22 '05 #2

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coinjo wrote:
Which is the best C++ book both for all type of programmers i.e. for
beginners, intermediates and experts as well?


I would say that "Accelerated C++" is the best book for beginners, and
that it covers 90% or more of what you will use 90% or more of the time,
even as intermediate or expert. After reading this and understanding it
and applying it, you can then pursue specific areas of interest and buy
other books.

/David
Oct 22 '05 #3

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coinjo wrote:
Which is the best C++ book both for all type of programmers i.e. for
beginners, intermediates and experts as well?


There is no such thing... the good books dealing with expert issues
can't really be understood properly by beginners. But if you must have a
text that encompasses it all: get a copy of the standard :)

Otherwise I'd say 'the C++ programming language' as a good all-rounder.
However you're still missing out on so much. The whole
effective/exceptional C++ series are neat. Then you need to know
templates, so you're bound to need modern C++ design, C++ templates, C++
template meta programming. You'll want to know STL: the C++ standard
library, stl tutorial and reference, effective stl. IOStreams: standard
c++ iostreams and locales. And then you still don't know some of the
expert issues, or simply forgot :)

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Oct 22 '05 #4

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* Ferdi Smit:
coinjo wrote:
Which is the best C++ book both for all type of programmers i.e. for
beginners, intermediates and experts as well?


There is no such thing... the good books dealing with expert issues
can't really be understood properly by beginners. But if you must have a
text that encompasses it all: get a copy of the standard :)

Otherwise I'd say 'the C++ programming language' as a good all-rounder.
However you're still missing out on so much. The whole
effective/exceptional C++ series are neat. Then you need to know
templates, so you're bound to need modern C++ design, C++ templates, C++
template meta programming. You'll want to know STL: the C++ standard
library, stl tutorial and reference, effective stl. IOStreams: standard
c++ iostreams and locales. And then you still don't know some of the
expert issues, or simply forgot :)


Nobody _wants_ to know more about iostreams than the basics. Well, almost
nobody. ;-)

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Oct 22 '05 #5

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Alf P. Steinbach wrote:
Nobody _wants_ to know more about iostreams than the basics. Well, almost nobody. ;-)


True ... I've never used any of it, tho the book was worth reading if
only to have a look at the design. But to be honest I forgot most of it
by now.

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Ferdi Smit (M.Sc.)
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INS3 Visualization and 3D Interfaces
CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Oct 22 '05 #6

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coinjo wrote:
Which is the best C++ book both for all type of programmers i.e. for
beginners, intermediates and experts as well?


I recommed you use the following links to look for good C++ books. The
links have books that have been reviewed by experts in the field.
advanced c++
http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/publ...vanced_c__.htm

beginner's c++
http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/publ...nner_s_c__.htm

Oct 22 '05 #7

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