• 12
• 27
• 9
• 20
• 33

$30 from Amazon - What new book should i get? This topic is 4958 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic. If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us. Recommended Posts I'm programming a Super Metroid-style 2D platform adventure in OpenGL and SDL in C++, preferably in a linux environment but i prefer cross-platform, non windows-centric code. I've got a$30 gift certificate from Amazon. I already own: - The C++ Programming Language (Stroustrup) - Practical C++ Programming (O'Reilly) - Effective C++ (Meyers) - Design Patterns - Game AI Programming Wisdom (1) What should i get next? I like the more "architectural" kinds of books that describe higher level patterns and such, but i welcome any new wisdom. If it was you, what would you get?

Share on other sites
If it was me, I'd get a nin CD to code by. But hey, that's just me. Seems like enough books to last awhile to me.

Share on other sites
If you like Meyers' writing style and you're looking for more C++/STL stuff, his other two books "More Effective C++" and "Effective STL" are both good reads.

EDIT: to correct my caveman like mastery of english.

Share on other sites
His first book was okay but i felt i already knew a lot of it. That's not to say that i'm some kind of uber-master, but was just expecting a book of super-cool tricks and got more a list of general-practice guidelines.

Share on other sites
Game Programming Gems 1,2,3 or 4. I'd go on amazon and browse through the table of contents for each and get the one that interests me the most. You can't go wrong with the gems :) IMO.