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How was my choice in learning materials?

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Hey there, I recently ordered some C++ books. They are:

 

'C++ Primer'

'C++ for the Impatient'

'SDL Game Development'

 

My end goal is SDL game development, so I thought this would be a good choice.

 

Thanks!

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If you're learning C++ as part of learning to write a game I would highly suggest Stroustrup's A Tour of C++ which is not only short and a great overview of the language but is also modern and up to date with C++11/14.

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C++ Primer is a good thourough book on the C++ language together with C++11 features. Do note that the book tries to discuss almost all aspects of the C++ language (most in a brief fashion) together with a large section of the STL. Since it discusses a large portion of the language, it's a good book to read through and then later use it for reference.

 

If you'd really want to delve into what C++ has to offer and how to use it, it definitely is a good book, but a large read ;) If you just want to create videogames using C++ you're probably better off reading a smaller (more game-oriented) C++ book in my opinion.

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Primer is the only one I've even looked at a little bit. I really liked Noel Llopis' "C++ for Game Programmers" when I was a beginner. I recall that the primer book actually focused on teaching C++ instead of getting in the way with silly methodologies or decades old poor practices.

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