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Hi, there is the chance for me to begin a job as c++ programmer and my c++ books are not very good. For this reason I would like to buy a very good reference book wich covers (possibly) both the advanced topics of the language and it's good use. I thought about "The C++ Programming Language" but I've read that it is only a reference book, so you will need to already know how to use advanced features of the language. I've also seen "c++ primer" and "C++: The Complete Reference, Fourth Edition", while I already own a couple of books by Schildt and I've read bad words about his books. What is your suggestion?

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There is nothing, NOTHING, better than Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language for use as a reference and a tutorial and guide book on every aspect of the language.

This book should be the first choice in any library.

Following that, stock up on all the Meyers Effective books, the Sutter Exceptional books, the Josuttis book on the standard library, and if necessary, Langer & Kreft for advanced IOStreams and Locales.

Those books are the backbone of my collection (judging from the wear on their spines and the fact that I know where they all are). I have a number of secondary books that I frequently go back to, but those are the basics.

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I can't speak for their C++ book, but I orignially learnt C from Deitel & Deitel's C - How to Program. I found it complete. Fell to bits in the end with overuse, which is the ultimate sign of quality in a programming text.

I know they do a C++ How to Program as well. Anyone else read it?

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I read a (slightly older) version of C++ How To Program, and it was a very complete book. I would really reccommend it for beginners, but not so much for more experienced people. I only picked up a handful of tidbits from it.

I second the suggestion of The C++ Programming Language. It is not just a reference, it contains great explanations as well.

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You might want to have a look at Bruce Eckel's books here:

Thinking in C++


Thank you, I already know both Thinking in c++ and thinking in java and while I think that TIC++ is a great book, I cannot afford to buy 2 (3?) books, because I want it on paper. Of course, I already have the html version onmy HD ;-)

Ok, thank you all, then it seems that The c++ programming language would be my best bet. I'm opened to more opinions, of course...

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