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Smultron    100
Hello i am going to start programing in C++ i whant some good books for it and i have a question..

Is there any books explaining C++ from scratch not that i need to know C# before i can read the C++ book? Please post em here

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jpetrie    13103
I would generally recommend against C++ as a first language, instead something like Python or C# would probably be more appropriate. That said:

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Hello i am going to start programing in C++ i whant some good books for it

"C++ A Dialog" and "Thinking in C++." Both are available for free online.

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Is there any books explaining C++ from scratch not that i need to know C# before i can read the C++ book?

C# and C++ are different languages, and related only in the sense that they have some syntactical commonality. Neither one is necessary to learn the other.

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reptor    101
Yes, the books by Scott Meyers are a very good read.

At least they will give you a better idea of how difficult a language C++ actually is.

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Ashkan    451
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Two really good books on the subject are "Effective C++" and "More Effective C++". They're short but easy to read through.

Wrong. While they are both great books and definitely belong in the shelf of any intermediate C++ programmer, they are not beginner-level material. I strongly advise against them as first books.

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C++ is a complex beast. You would want to start learning programming with a language that allows you to concentrate on the concepts rather than the complexities of the language. Remember that learning to program is not the same as learning a programming language. A good first programming language would get out of your way and allow you to focus on what really matters: the concepts. For this reason, Python is a much better choice for novice programmers.

If you have no option, such as when you have to learn C++ because your university requires you, "Thinking in C++" is a great first book as jpetrie mentioned.

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