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DryKill

C++ for absolute freakin' morons

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I need to find a book that will tell me how to take the first steps into learning this language. I have 0 knowledge of anything but HTML. Are there any C++ books out there that require nothing but a basic grasp of the english language? Thanks
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I can''t think of the exact title but the Wrox book, Beginning Visual C++ Programming by Ivor Horton is really good. You fight with the basics and he add MFC later. Which helps you learn why you don''t want to use it.

There''s a Jamsa(?-sp) book out there too... something like "Just starting Visual C++". IMO you can''t go wrong with a Jamsa book. Everyone I''ve read has had great stuff in it.
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I suggest teach yourself C++ in 21 days.
I have the Jamsa C/C++ Programmers Bible, and although its written ok, its falling apart
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There''s a really good free book on C++.

Thinking In C++, 2nd Edition.
Bruce Eckle

You should check this out. It''s a good start. Just do a search in google and you should find his site. Don''t know the link off hand.

I really enjoyed the C++ Primer edition books when I was learning C++.

Also, I would recommend that you stay away from books that have Programming for Visual C++ or Windows Programming Win32 or MFC, as this added information in the book is a waste of space and time for someone learning C++.

-Alek
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Thanks,

I''ve started reading Thinking in C++, although It seems to be focused more on corporate use, I''m sure it will give me a decent start.
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If you want a quick way into games try C++ for begginers no experience required by firestorm games. It comes with directX SDK
8 and source code for everything in the book.
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I would avoid anything compiler specific to start. Avoid Visual C++, because they don''t spend enough time on the language before they move into MFC. Try the Teach yourself in 21 days or 24 hours books, or the Dummies books. The Bruce Eckel book, while good, seems to be directed at people with some level of prgramming skill already.

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if you goto www.maxcode.com you can download sams teach yourself c++ in 21 days absolutely free and some other good books to.
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