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Hey, im going back into C++ after a while being out of the game for lack of having a computer. I have basic knowledge (structure, functions and the like) but its a bit faded from the long time of not studying. I am buying a book or two to get me back into programming, but im not sure what books to get, most seem to be pointed either to game programming or direct X... can someone please suggest a short list for me? thanks, and I appologise for repeating a long-asked question... lol.

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well regardless, it shows you everything you need to know for not just game programming.. its just based around game programming but its all the same..

takes you through

cout
cin
strings
string minipulatoin
STL
refrences
functions
pointers
classes
enumerators
heap and stack programmings
advanced classes such as:
polymorphism
ect...

by the time you go through this book youll be able to literally code just about anything in an ms dos

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well ive read one book and one book only.. it was Beginning c++ Game Programming by Michael Dawson. it is a really good book and i would suggest anyone to buy it.


I agree. This book is great for starters.

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"c++ primer plus" is awsome. i've seen an electronic version floating around, which is nice for quick references.

and i'll second and third the pragmatic programmer.

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