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Best Book For Total C++ Beginner?

Post icon  Posted 06 December 2009 - 10:48 AM

Any suggestions for good books that will give me a complete understanding of C++? (Remember, total beginner)
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Re: Best Book For Total C++ Beginner?

Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:59 AM

Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel. Swear by it.
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Re: Best Book For Total C++ Beginner?

Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:08 PM

The Practical Programming Version or the regular? Also, does it start with EXTREMELY simple concepts (Hello World, etc.), because that is what I need. Also, was this your starting C++ book?
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Re: Best Book For Total C++ Beginner?

Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:39 PM

View PostCodingNewb, on 6 Dec, 2009 - 11:08 AM, said:

The Practical Programming Version or the regular? Also, does it start with EXTREMELY simple concepts (Hello World, etc.), because that is what I need. Also, was this your starting C++ book?


I've never read the book, but I know several influential people who have who've all told me to swear by it. I believe the book is for beginners, if I'm wrong, sorry for wasting your time. I've only skimmed through it a couple of times.

I know it starts out with a chapter to bring you up to speed to C.
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Re: Best Book For Total C++ Beginner?

Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:41 AM

Go to the following: http://msdn.microsof...r/cc305129.aspx. This is Microsoft's Beginner Developer Center and there you can download this free ebook on C++ by Herb Schildt.
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Re: Best Book For Total C++ Beginner?

Posted 11 December 2009 - 02:34 PM

I have not read it but I was recommended this "Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++" by Bjarne Stroustrup. http://bit.ly/87swdy (Amazon)
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Re: Best Book For Total C++ Beginner?

Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:11 AM

In all honesty I think any book that has a lot of examples, comes with a CD, and/pictures of code is going to be the best idea. I have to say, iuf you have no experience in programming at all, it is going to be a little more difficult than learning something like VB. I prefer C++, I learned most of what I did by not buying books but by searching google, for example: C++ LockWorkstation, indicating the programming language before the rest can help. be breif in searches to get the best results. Sorry I srayed you from buying a book, but why spend money when you have the largest library available online.
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