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Well i just purchaced this book 10 min ago and i just whant to say that i think is going to rock. But something about me that i need a good bood or site that teaches me the basic of C++ .

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A good book to use to learn the basics of C++ is Sams Teach Yourself C++. I actually used C++ for Dummies and through example and trial and error but I wish I had this book when I was first learning. It's well written, clear and gives you all the information you need to get started.

Another good book to get is Code Complete. This book has a lot less to do with programming than it has to do with software design and engineering, two totally different but very much related fields. I have the version I linked to but I think it's up to revision three. I found it extremely helpful in learning how to really think through a program before I start building it and how to properly break down a problem into smaller more easily handled segments.

The SDL book you got is good but you're really going to want to get through the C++ and Code Complete books first.

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Be warned on Focus for SDL. You may be a little lost as you read through it but in the end of the book, everything the author shows you he puts into a framework which brings everything together.

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A good book to use to learn the basics of C++ is Sams Teach Yourself C++. I actually used C++ for Dummies and through example and trial and error but I wish I had this book when I was first learning. It's well written, clear and gives you all the information you need to get started.

Another good book to get is Code Complete. This book has a lot less to do with programming than it has to do with software design and engineering, two totally different but very much related fields. I have the version I linked to but I think it's up to revision three. I found it extremely helpful in learning how to really think through a program before I start building it and how to properly break down a problem into smaller more easily handled segments.

The SDL book you got is good but you're really going to want to get through the C++ and Code Complete books first.


I completely agree with the "TY C++ In One Hour a Day" book. Just beware that the older version, "Teach Yourself C++ In 21 Days" is not the same book. Although it is an earlier version, it is inferior to the new version. Sadly, a lot of the stigma from the earlier books have harmed the general community's view towards both the C++ and Java book in the same series. Both of the new "...In One Hour a Day" books are excellent.

However, I believe that the OP is looking for something a bit past the basics of C++ since they just purchased an SDL book. Since you already bought the SDL book, try it out and see how it works for you. You will probably have to supplement it with something else down the line, but hopefully it will fulfill your needs for now.

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Oops! Somehow I missed the part of the OP that said he needed to learn the basics of C++. Yes, then I would suggest the "Teach Yourself" book linked above, "Teach Yourself C++ in An Hour a Day".

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