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Some advice for a C++ beginner

Posted 02 October 2010 - 03:47 AM

Hi guys,

I have just started my programming class in University and I will be developing C++ programs for console.

Can anyone recommend any books or online tutorials to get me going?

I have had some previous experience in programming with PHP and Javascript but not that much in depth.

Thanks.
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Re: Some advice for a C++ beginner

Posted 02 October 2010 - 03:49 AM

C++ primer 4th edition by Stan Lippman is a great book.
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Accelerated C++ by Andrew Koenig is great too.

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Re: Some advice for a C++ beginner

Posted 02 October 2010 - 04:07 AM

I learned C++ in class with the following book:

Computing Concepts with C++ Essentials - Cay Horstmann

It's a very nice book, very clearly explanations. It combines text with examples, has summaries after each chapter, exercises, etc.
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Re: Some advice for a C++ beginner

Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:23 AM

I liked Practical C++ Programming

It is not for the absolute beginner though. Seeing as you already have previous programming experience it should be fairly easy to read. It is relatively short ( not a 1000 pages ) and the concepts are explained clearly with examples.
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Re: Some advice for a C++ beginner

Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:21 PM

Here are some good links (in my opinion).



Hope that helps.

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Re: Some advice for a C++ beginner

Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:28 PM

View Postaaa111, on 02 October 2010 - 10:49 AM, said:

C++ primer 4th edition by Addison Wesley is a great book.
Also:
Accelerated C++ by Andrew Koenig is great too.

Seconded both of those suggestions - those 2 books are almost universally recognised as being the 'best of breed' beginner books among most in the C++ community.
(By the way, C++ Primer 4th Edition is written by Stan Lippman, Josie Lajoie and Barbara Moo. Addison Wesley is the name of the publisher).



For more links, there's a C++ Resources sticky thread here: http://www.dreaminco...of-c-resources/
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Re: Some advice for a C++ beginner

Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:29 PM

http://cprogramming.com/ - i learned basic stuff in it and everything other by surfing the net ;)...
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