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Which C++ books do you recommend. I am a young beginner and already have "Sams learn C++ in 21 days" but it isn''t very good at explaining things. I want a book that has good explanations and good code examples. Thanks... -Alex

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A few essential C++ books:

The C++ Programming Language (Third Edition by Bjarne Stroustrup. This is THE authority on what C++ is and is not. It's more of a reference than a step-by-step tutorial, but it explains everything, and you'll be glad to have it. (Make sure you get the third edition; earlier editions are not completely up to spec.)

Effective C++ and More Effective C++ by Scott Meyers. Meyers is a C++ guru, and these books give a combined 85 tips on what you should and shouldn't do in C++. These might have been titled, "How not to shoot yourself in the foot..."

Sorry I can't recommend any real tutorial books, as I haven't really read any like that. But even if you get other ones, I recommend the above in addition to whatever you get.

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Edited by - mossmoss on 3/11/00 3:05:00 PM

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There''s also C++ in 24 Hours by the same guys. Haven''t read it though...

I do know that it''s shorter and most likely explains the basics as opposed to other stuff u might not use. If you want a real basic primer on C++, there''s one at my page:

http://commanderm.8m.com

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http://commanderm.8m.com
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I have Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days by Jesse Liberty, but I don't reccamend that book! The advanced topics aren't taught very well! The Arrays section is horrible! The first example gives you a program that shows indexing- without an explicit explination of indexing with Arrays!
I suggest the books that mossmoss suggested- try to stay away from my book though!

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Edited by - Fredric on 3/11/00 4:47:32 PM

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Andre Lamothe never wrote any C++ books. I don''t know what kind of book is yours.
Andre Lamothe only writes game programming related books, and all kick ass.

blazter

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AHHHHH, MISTAKE! I didn''t mean Andre LaMothe... sorry, I meant Jesse Liberty! I was up late last night, forgive me for my idiotic mistake!

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I got a book called c++ interactive course. It isn''t interactive, and it isn''t cheap, but I was new(totally and completely new) when I got it and I wasn''t confused by the code. And it isn''t a really worthless book either, he teaches oop, pointers and everything else

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LAUGHING OUT LOUD.
I bought a JESSE LIBERTY BOOK and it sucks. Liberty is a joke, don''t buy any of his stuff.
If you want a good book get this:

C++ PRIMER PLUS. Follow this link.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1571691626/o/qid=952904557/sr=8-3/002-6953292-6710647

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If you already know how to program, and are just picking up the language, Dietel and Deitel''s "C++ How to Program" is a pretty good book.

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Deitel and Deitel is my favorite general C/C++ reference, but it''s not easy to use all by itself (I had it for a class) I would suggest getting it, and a book that has more of a step-by-step tutorial style.

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