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C++ books for beginner?

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Hi,

Im starting to learn C++ and am looking to get myself a textbook to
help me along.

Can anyone on here recommend a book which will give me good
foundations and take me up to OOP etc in clear concise steps.

Most books I have flicked through so far seem to be threw together in
a few months and have little structure, poor explanations and
irrelevent examples etc.

As well as being able to program in C++, I want to understand the
actual language.

I have looked at SAMS Teach yourself C++ in 21 days and Dietel &
Dietel's C++ Programming. Unfortunately the D&D book was wrapped so I
could not see what its structure was like.

Help guide me through the maze of poorly written books to a simple,
well structured book, that has plenty of example code.

It would be advantageous if it had exercises at the chapter end and
answers at the back!!!
Let me know what you think,
Cheers.
Jul 19 '05 #1
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> Im starting to learn C++ and am looking to get myself a textbook to
help me along.

Can anyone on here recommend a book which will give me good
foundations and take me up to OOP etc in clear concise steps.

Most books I have flicked through so far seem to be threw together in
a few months and have little structure, poor explanations and
irrelevent examples etc.

As well as being able to program in C++, I want to understand the
actual language.

I have looked at SAMS Teach yourself C++ in 21 days and Dietel &
Dietel's C++ Programming. Unfortunately the D&D book was wrapped so I
could not see what its structure was like.

Help guide me through the maze of poorly written books to a simple,
well structured book, that has plenty of example code.

It would be advantageous if it had exercises at the chapter end and
answers at the back!!!

Let me know what you think,


Accelerated C++ (http://www.acceleratedcpp.com) is generally considered
as one of the best beginners books for people with some programming
experience. For book reviews take a look at www.accu.org

HTH

--
Peter van Merkerk
peter.van.merkerk(at)dse.nl
Jul 19 '05 #2

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"Gerry" <ge***********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

Im starting to learn C++ and am looking to get myself a textbook to
help me along.

Can anyone on here recommend a book which will give me good
foundations and take me up to OOP etc in clear concise steps.

Most books I have flicked through so far seem to be threw together in
a few months and have little structure, poor explanations and
irrelevent examples etc.

As well as being able to program in C++, I want to understand the
actual language.

I have looked at SAMS Teach yourself C++ in 21 days and Dietel &
Dietel's C++ Programming. Unfortunately the D&D book was wrapped so I
could not see what its structure was like.

Help guide me through the maze of poorly written books to a simple,
well structured book, that has plenty of example code.

It would be advantageous if it had exercises at the chapter end and
answers at the back!!!
Let me know what you think,
Cheers.


Apart from Accelarated C++, C++ Primer by Lippman/Lajoie is also definitely a
good book to start with, IMO.

HTH,
J.Schafer
Jul 19 '05 #3

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On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 04:42:22 -0800, Gerry wrote:

* snip request for book recommendations *

Hi Gerry,

If you make it through your "Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days" type of book
and decide that you still like and want to use C++ I'd recommend buying:

"The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference" by Josuttis.

This is not necessarily a beginner's book but I personally feel that the
standard template library needs to be introduced early on in a person's
C++ career. It would be handy to be learning about std::string and
std::vector the same time someone is learning about char* and double[],
etc.

Anyway, a good place to buy computer books is www.bookpool.com

--
Benny
Remove your rose colored glasses before e-mailing me

Jul 19 '05 #4

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"Gerry" <ge***********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Help guide me through the maze of poorly written books to a simple,
well structured book, that has plenty of example code.


Recommendations here
http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/publ...nner_s_c__.htm

Buy here
www.bookpool.com
Jul 19 '05 #5

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"Gerry" <ge***********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

Im starting to learn C++ and am looking to get myself a textbook to
help me along.

Can anyone on here recommend a book which will give me good
foundations and take me up to OOP etc in clear concise steps.

Most books I have flicked through so far seem to be threw together in
a few months and have little structure, poor explanations and
irrelevent examples etc.

As well as being able to program in C++, I want to understand the
actual language.

I have looked at SAMS Teach yourself C++ in 21 days and Dietel &
Dietel's C++ Programming. Unfortunately the D&D book was wrapped so I
could not see what its structure was like.

Help guide me through the maze of poorly written books to a simple,
well structured book, that has plenty of example code.

It would be advantageous if it had exercises at the chapter end and
answers at the back!!!
Let me know what you think,
Cheers.


If you are trying to come up to speed on Linux at the same time as you are
coming up to speed on C++ then Tom Swan's, GNU C++ for Linux, published by
QUE, is very detailed and leaves little to the imagination. Further Swan's
book contains methodical practical examples. The examples are accompanied
by instructions regarding the use of the debugger to load and execute the
example programs found in the book.

The book contains a CD that has all of the example sources organized on a
chapter by chapter basis. Each example is accompanied by a detailed
sequence of commands necessary to compile the example, and presents expected
output of the compile, and output of the program's execution.

JD
Jul 19 '05 #6

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Hi,

I've D&D - C++ How to Program and is very good! I advice it :-)

Regards,
Alan Kelon

P.S.: I don't speak english very well, so please forgive me if my writting
offends you or even if you don't understand what I mean. Please correct me
and help me learn english :-)
Jul 19 '05 #7

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> I've D&D - C++ How to Program and is very good! I advice it :-)

Note that not everyone shares that opinion:
http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/publ...p/cp003204.htm

--
Peter van Merkerk
peter.van.merkerk(at)dse.nl
Jul 19 '05 #8

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"Alan Kelon" <ke********@bol.com.br> wrote in message
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Hi,

I've D&D - C++ How to Program and is very good! I advice it :-)


advise
Jul 19 '05 #9

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Gerry wrote:
Hi,

Im starting to learn C++ and am looking to get myself a textbook to
help me along.

Can anyone on here recommend a book which will give me good
foundations and take me up to OOP etc in clear concise steps.

Most books I have flicked through so far seem to be threw together in
a few months and have little structure, poor explanations and
irrelevent examples etc.

As well as being able to program in C++, I want to understand the
actual language.

I have looked at SAMS Teach yourself C++ in 21 days
Forget that one, and any other Teach Yourself Nothing(tm) crap.
and Dietel &
Dietel's C++ Programming. Unfortunately the D&D book was wrapped so I
could not see what its structure was like.

Help guide me through the maze of poorly written books to a simple,
well structured book, that has plenty of example code.
I'm not sure this is the best C++ book around, but it's not bad and at
least free : Thinking in C++ (Bruce Eckel)

http://www.mindview.net/Books/TICPP/...ngInCPP2e.html

HTH,
Bruno

It would be advantageous if it had exercises at the chapter end and
answers at the back!!!
Let me know what you think,
Cheers.


Jul 19 '05 #10

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Hi, Peter,
I've D&D - C++ How to Program and is very good! I advice it :-)


Note that not everyone shares that opinion:
http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/publ...p/cp003204.htm


Yes, sure. I've the portuguese version of this book. It was very useful to
me, but you or everyone can join or not join with me.

[off-topic]
One thing:
I you see on the web a page says: "Send US$ 1,000 for Alan Kelon [Highly
Recommended]"
Will you send me money?

*No flames, please* It's just a comment :-)
[/off-topic]

P.S.: I don't speak english very well, so please forgive me if my writting
ofends you or even if you don't understand what I mean. Be frieldly please,
so correct me
and help me learn english.
Jul 19 '05 #11

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