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Effective C++ (book)

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I am reading "C++ for the impatient" and I am going to finish this book soon so i figured I should get "Effective C++".

So my question is, is this book updated?

Should i get this book or there are other books that recommended and more updated than this book?

 

thanks in advance.

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So should i get both? smile.png

 

They are both good books, but they aren't really good for reference. If you want a career as a C++ programmer they both are frequently recommended.  

 

You don't need to buy them to read them. You can borrow them from a friend or a coworker.  You can get them through your library, or if your local library doesn't have a copy request them through ILL (which is often free to the borrower).

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Why not make it a trifecta?  Grab 'Effective STL'.  The formatting and cross-referencing are the same.  You're given 50 specific points for improving your code with a copious amount of rationale behind the decisions in each of the books.

 

But maybe that's getting ahead of things.  C++ kinda grows on you.  If you pile up on books but don't do much programming you won't absorb the knowledge and fully understand what Scott Meyer is trying to explain.

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These books are definatly worth reading but, don't go out and buy them new as they haven't been updated in a while.  Check the used books on Amazon and you can somethimes get them for next to nothing.

Or just borrow them from a library.

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Maybe I'll buy it used because non of the library's near me have those books.. (and i cant request them :\)

What should I start with?

And @Matt-D, do you know when the "Effective C++11" will come out?

 

Thanks.

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