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Book recommendations

Posted 02 October 2001 - 10:52 AM

Our next topic: book recommendations. Programming guides, discussions, references, old stand-bys, or new ones just off the presses.
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Re: Book recommendations

Posted 02 October 2001 - 11:00 AM

Exceptional C++: 47 Engineering Puzzles, Programming Problems, and Exception-Safety Solutions

haven't bought it but it was suggested by a friend to polish my c++ skills...

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Re: Book recommendations

Posted 02 October 2001 - 11:09 AM

Oops, forgot to put in my own:

Programming Pearls, Jon Bently
A book of some related columns taken from the Communications of the ACM magazine. Very interesting stuff.
Introduction to Algorithms, Thomas Cormen, et al.
The book for anything you'd want to know about many many many common algorithms. To call it a reference would degrade it...you'll learn a lot from this book, which is good, considering the cost. :)
The C++ Programming Language, Bjarne Stroustrup
Otherwise known as the Gospel according to Stroustrup. It was written by the creator of C++, so it ought to be good, right?

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Re: Book recommendations

Posted 04 October 2001 - 08:35 AM

A great book for anyone wanting to learn C++ is "C++ Programming Today" written by Barbara Johnston. It has tons of examples throughout the text that illustrate correctly written C++ code, that is easy to understand.
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Re: Book recommendations

Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:20 PM

Starting out with c++ (early objects) -Gaddis
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Re: Book recommendations

Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:33 PM

View Postmalkiri, on 02 October 2001 - 10:09 AM, said:

Introduction to Algorithms, Thomas Cormen, et al.
The book for anything you'd want to know about many many many common algorithms. To call it a reference would degrade it...you'll learn a lot from this book, which is good, considering the cost. :)


I just got that book late last year. The size of the book is intimidating and it's hardly an entry-level read, but I like what I've seen so far. :^:
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Re: Book recommendations

Posted 22 April 2010 - 11:59 PM

Introduction to Algorithms is an exceptional book that goes over algorithms without cutting corners (i.e. expect a lot of mathematical rigour); a definite must-read.

I myself have found C++ Distilled by Ira Pohl to be a great reference to have on a bookshelf. It covers most of C++ standard in only 200 pages. Great for those who need a refresher on some details from time to time.
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