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I was wondering what publishers are good and which are bad, along with some good recommenations for which C, C++, and Perl programming books I should get.

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Mscgamer    286
*points to for beginners under resources at the top of the page*

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Lektrix    106
For beginner C++ books I generally recommend:

C++ Primer by Stanley Lippman and Josee LajoieAccelerated C++ by Andrew Koenig and Barbara Moo

Have a look at the ACCU link in my signature for a very good and wide range of book reviews.

I have found the publishers Addison-Wesley very good, but I don't think you should generally make a decision about a book based on the publisher.

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[edited by - Lektrix on May 26, 2003 4:05:45 PM]

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Banner    122
I liked C++ from the Ground Up second edition

HULK SMASH MICROSOFT

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I know that I should not throw out a book solely on the fact that it is made by a certain publisher but some are better than others such as For Dummies vs. O''Reilly...

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sSimontis    100
C++ for Dummies
Perl for Dummies
C for Dummies
C++ Primer
Also, use the books on this website.

Scott Simontis
Game Programmer in Training
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Current Project: Waiting for OpenGL Game Programming Book

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Spudder    385
There are some good - free - programming books covering a range of languages floating around on the Net, a simple search on Google or visiting a few programming sites should provide you with a few to get you started.

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BattleGuard    122
I tried that, doesn''t work really... Can you give me some specific keywords or some links???

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quote:
Original post by BattleGuard
I tried that, doesn''t work really... Can you give me some specific keywords or some links???

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xxx_shinobi    142
C Programming Language (2nd Edition)

written by the original developers of the language
Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, Dennis M. Ritchie.

This book is like a bible for every C programmer.
MUST MUST MUST

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rohde    432
quote:
Original post by xxx_shinobi
C Programming Language (2nd Edition)

written by the original developers of the language
Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, Dennis M. Ritchie.

This book is like a bible for every C programmer.
MUST MUST MUST

Correctt.

And to the OP:

I agree with the earlier recommendation on "C++ Primer" by Lippman. It''s an excellent book.

Another all time classic is "The C++ Programming Language" by Bjarne Stroustrup.

I don''t think that you generally can tell whether a book is great or not based on publisher etc. BUT personally I don''t really like those "Learn XX in XX days/hours"-books. They don''t seem very thorough, and they pretend that complex stuff (like C++) can be learnt in f.ex. 21 days. YUCK.

I''m not to fond of the "Dummies" books either. And I hate those books which try to be really cool by using teen slang and stuff like that. YUCK AGAIN.

A good book is succint, terse and to the point. For a beginner a not too steep learning curve is good as well.

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Spudder    385
Heres a link to Sams "Teach Yourself C++ In 21 Days":
http://newdata.box.sk/bx/c/index.htm

Bruce Eckel has written some programming books on C++ and Java which are available for free here:

If your thinking of using OpenGL then have a look at these,
OGL Blue Book:
http://www.frii.com/~martz/oglfaq/

OGL Red Book:
http://fly.cc.fer.hr/~unreal/theredbook/

another good site is Programmers-Unlimited as has already been mentioned