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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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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.

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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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The best book on C is Sams''s teach yourself C in 24 hours by tony zhang. It helps alot. I also have that book on my hardrive and it sucks!!!

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I actually thought the Jesse Liberty book was quite good as a beginner''s guide I don''t think it was designed to teach you advanced topics, in the same way that if you bought a book called "Learn English in 21 days" you wouldn''t expect to be able to master Shakespeare with it.

If you have Visual C++ 5 or above, the documentation is actually pretty good, and worth browsing through. The books Mossmoss mentioned are great later on when you need to know how to do things well. You could always look for something like C++ for Dummies if you want good explanations. I don''t know about the quality of that book having only read the reference guide version though.

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