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#ActualMatt-D

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

http://isocpp.org/get-started
http://herbsutter.com/2012/11/20/reader-qa-a-good-book-to-learn-c11/
http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq/buy-several-books.html

IMHO, it's much, much better to go through (as in "actually go through" -- not just read, but also do the programming exercises) one book like C++ Primer, 5th Edition by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée LaJoie, Barbara E. Moo than, say, go through 20 on-line tutorials (and probably faster, too) -- esp. since most (if not all) of these tutorials will cover the same 5% of the language. In fact, I'd strongly recommend to lay off tutorials at this point and do just that :-)

Also, as someone noticed, at some point it's a good idea to go through a coding style guide. You don't have to agree with 100% of the rules, but it's good to be able to make informed choices about them (which you won't be able to do if won't be aware of their existence). I recommend "POCO C++ Libraries Coding Style Guide" from here -- http://pocoproject.org/documentation/

// IMHO, they're much better and more widely applicable to general C++ coding than the ones from Google, but then again, Google's code base is extremely specific, so if you happen to work at Google and work on their code base there might be a good reason to use them in such a niche.

#7Matt-D

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

http://isocpp.org/get-started
http://herbsutter.com/2012/11/20/reader-qa-a-good-book-to-learn-c11/
http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq/buy-several-books.html

IMHO, it's much, much better to go through (as in "actually go through" -- not just read, but also do the programming exercises) one book like C++ Primer, 5th Edition by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée LaJoie, Barbara E. Moo than, say, go through 20 on-line tutorials (and probably faster, too) -- esp. since most (if not all) of these tutorials will cover the same 5% of the language. In fact, I'd strongly recommend to lay off tutorials at this point and do just that :-)

Also, as someone noticed, at some point it's a good idea to go through a coding style guide. You don't have to agree with 100% of the rules, but it's good to be able to make informed choices about them (which you won't be able to do if won't be aware of their existence). I recommend "POCO C++ Libraries Coding Style Guide" from here -- http://pocoproject.org/documentation/

// IMHO, they're much better and more widely applicable to general C++ coding than the ones from Google, but then again, Google's code base is extremely specific, so if you happen to work at Google and work on their code base there might be good reason to use them in such a niche.

#6Matt-D

Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:50 PM

http://isocpp.org/get-started
http://herbsutter.com/2012/11/20/reader-qa-a-good-book-to-learn-c11/
http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq/buy-several-books.html

IMHO, it's much, much better to go through (as in "actually go through" -- not just read, but also do the programming exercises) one book like C++ Primer, 5th Edition by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée LaJoie, Barbara E. Moo than, say, go through 20 on-line tutorials (and probably faster, too) -- esp. since most (if not all) of these tutorials will cover the same 5% of the language. In fact, I'd strongly recommend to lay off tutorials at this point and do just that :-)

Also, as someone noticed, at some point it's a good idea to go through a coding style guide. You don't have to agree with 100% of the rules, but it's good to be able to make informed choices about them (and thus be aware of their existence). I recommend "POCO C++ Libraries Coding Style Guide" from here -- http://pocoproject.org/documentation/

// IMHO, they're much better and more widely applicable to general C++ coding than the ones from Google, but then again, Google's code base is extremely specific, so if you happen to work at Google and work on their code base there might be good reason to use them in such a niche.

#5Matt-D

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

http://isocpp.org/get-started
http://herbsutter.com/2012/11/20/reader-qa-a-good-book-to-learn-c11/
http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq/buy-several-books.html

IMHO, it's much, much better to go through (as in "actually go through" -- not just read, but also do the programming exercises) one book like C++ Primer, 5th Edition by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée LaJoie, Barbara E. Moo than, say, go through 20 on-line tutorials (and probably faster, too) -- esp. since most (if not all) of these tutorials will cover the same 5% of the language. In fact, I'd strongly recommend to lay off tutorials at this point and do just that :-)

#4Matt-D

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:02 AM

http://isocpp.org/get-started
http://herbsutter.com/2012/11/20/reader-qa-a-good-book-to-learn-c11/
http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq/buy-several-books.html

IMHO, it's much, much better to go through (as in "actually go through" -- not just read, but also do the programming exercises) one book like C++ Primer, 5th Edition by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée LaJoie, Barbara E. Moo than, say, go through 20 on-line tutorials (and probably faster, too) -- esp. since most (if not all) of these tutorials will cover the same 5% of the language. Strongly recommend to lay off tutorials at this point and do just that :-)

#3Matt-D

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:02 AM

http://isocpp.org/get-started
http://herbsutter.com/2012/11/20/reader-qa-a-good-book-to-learn-c11/
http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq/buy-several-books.html

IMHO, it's much, much better to go through (as in "actually go through" -- not just read, but also do the programming exercises) one book like C++ Primer, 5th Edition by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée LaJoie, Barbara E. Moo than, say, go through 20 on-line tutorials (and probably faster, too). Strongly recommend to lay off tutorials at this point and do just that :-)

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