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Skimming through the book, it seems to cover a lot of ground, but it doesn't seem to explain very much. I just hope I can understand it. If I come to something I don't "get", would it be okay to come to this forum and ask for someone to explain it to me? Just drill it into my skull, or use a hammer. Ding!

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Thats what this forum's here for.

[Edited by - stro on April 26, 2005 4:24:05 PM]

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Dude, I hope you're not using it as your main source of learning C++. I made the same mistke. It's more of just a big C++ dictionary with a few complementary tutorials. It's great refrence though. Here's a great C++ Tutorial: www.cplusplus.com

-IV

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or try www.cprogramming.com that's where i learned it

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Now, this here is the story of my life. I live in Philadelphia, and there's not a single decent bookstore around this area. You would think there are no programmers in a city as big as this? I ordered C++ Primer from Amazon.com because it's listed on this site under the "For Beginners" section, and the cover of the book claims that over 100,000 people have gotten their start from the book. I guess everyone is just smarter than me, but I can cope.

Anyway, I suppose I'm not really 100% newbie. I did read more than half of "Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days" or something like that, I can't remember. It's definately outdated now, as that was nearly a year ago. But it wasn't a total loss, as I remember struggling with pointers, and now it isn't so bad. So I will check out these sites, and see what I can absorb. I refuse to give up. Damn it. LOL.

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Good choice.

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C++ Primer, 4th Ed is a great book. Probably the best intermediate coverage of modern C++ there is. It is more traditional than Accelerated C++, and it takes you through all the nitty-gritty gotchas of C++. I never read online tuts now, it's all in C++ Primer. However, it is not for the complete beginner, it assumes knowledge of programming in general.

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C++ Primer, 4th Ed is a great book. Probably the best intermediate coverage of modern C++ there is. It is more traditional than Accelerated C++, and it takes you through all the nitty-gritty gotchas of C++. I never read online tuts now, it's all in C++ Primer. However, it is not for the complete beginner, it assumes knowledge of programming in general.


Hm, is that all? I am not really a complete beginner, I started with BASIC back in middle school/junior high, worked with PASCAL (LOL!) in high school. . . read about C (not C++) on my own, then read half of a book on C++ about a year ago. I did all the exercises in the book, too. But I will tell you this, and THIS is the one thing that kills me no matter which path I walk down. Every book on C++ seems to be written in its own damn language, and I'm talking about the English part. It makes these books almost painful to read.

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Dude...
C++ Primer is for people who really understand C++ and use it on a regular basis.... Check out the book section for better choices

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Or you can search for
"Sams - Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days, Second Edition.pdf"
at some forbiden P2P applications like E+ "some_stupid_animal".
it is where i learned from . Its great you can read it in 2 days (without sleeping) and to learn much about everything but i mean everything.
But it is for learning in console applications for windows applications you just download some tutorials.

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Dude...
C++ Primer is for people who really understand C++ and use it on a regular basis.... Check out the book section for better choices


Why would I want to read a book called "C++ Primer" if I already really understand C++ and use it on a regular basis? Seems kind of redundant.

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Any book is better than nothing. I say take a shot with that book and if you have any questions feel free to drop by the forums and ask some of us. Theres also many free c++ books available online. Thinking in c++ is a pretty good book. There is also Teach yourself c++. Just use google and gamedev and I think you'll pull through.

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Why would I want to read a book called "C++ Primer" if I already really understand C++ and use it on a regular basis? Seems kind of redundant.


Ok..Ok i was being a little sarcastic... I read some of the chapters of the internet....
But i still wouldnt suggest this book to anyone!...All ive heard is bad things about it...If someone has something good to say about this book please tell me...

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C++ Primer is widely considered as one of the best books for learning C++. I haven't read it all, but the parts I consulted while at a friend's seemed well written, concise and clear. I heard the progression is good too.

Stay away from Sam's Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days and other such books since they don't teach standard C++ but the pre-standard stuff.

Rule of thumb: Open the book, if you see <iostream.h> anywhere, drop it.

[Edited by - xMcBaiNx on April 29, 2005 8:59:36 AM]

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C++ Primer is a great book! There are some good examples and the tone is nice and light. Plenty of topics are covered with good amount of detail. Good choice IMO.

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or try www.cprogramming.com that's where i learned it



http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial.html

I know the basics... but i am also interested in learning. Should I just follow those from the top of the list?

Thanks!

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C++ Primer Plus, 5th Edition. Im reading at the Moment its a great book i started with C++ Accel but it was pretty "crap". It just gave you loads of exams and didnt talk about why you use the language and the history of how it has developed and pitfulls etc.

my 2 cents

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Don't listen to these newbs; C++ Primer is the definite beginners guide to C++.

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