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    Further Reading

    Ok, so I've just finished reinforcing my basics by reading C++ Primer Plus, also have taken a few
    introductory courses ( which frankly,were a bit lacking) and Now I want to further enhance my
    knowledge on the language, so here's My Question:

    What is a good follow up book to the basics?


    Thank You in Advance :-)

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    What is a good follow up book to the basics?
    There are several good books that advance a c++ programmer beyond the basics. These are a selection of my favourites.

    For coverage of all of c++ this is the guide to the c++ language written by the creator of the language.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/C-Programmin...9763223&sr=1-1


    For the STL,
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Standard-Lib...9763429&sr=1-1

    For templates
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Templates-Co...9763429&sr=1-2

    The Scott Meyers Effective series of books.

    c++ coding standards
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coding-Stand...9763867&sr=1-2

    c++ Gotchas
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gotchas-Avoi...9763936&sr=1-1

    c++ common knowledge
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Common-Knowl...mmon+knowledge

    Modern c++ design
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Desig...+modern+design

    Not c++ specific, but well worth a read by one of the pioneers of c
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    c++ programming style
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    c++ strategies and tactics
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Strategy-Tac...ref=pd_sim_b_3

    Hope you find these useful to further enhance your knowledge of c++.
    All advice is offered in good faith only. You are ultimately responsible for effects of your programs and the integrity of the machines they run on.

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    Re: Further Reading

    Wow, very thorough reply. Thank you very very much.

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    Re: Further Reading

    See also this FAQ: What are good books about C++ ?
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    Re: Further Reading

    Dr. Dobb's has a recent list of C++ 11 books,

    http://www.drdobbs.com/cpp/c-reading-list/240155654

    In addition to this I would recommend C++ Coding Standards by Sutter and Alexandrescu, a best practices book,

    http://www.amazon.com/Coding-Standar...ding+standards

    And a reference book about templates, C++ Templates by Vandervoorde and Josuttis,

    http://www.amazon.com/Templates-Comp...2B%2Btemplates

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    Re: Further Reading

    Thanks a lot for all the feedback, I am leaning towards diving into the C++ STD Library book.
    Seems like the next step.

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    Note that the STD was greatly enhanced with c++11. If you buy an STL book I would suggest that you get an edition that covers c++11. For example, for the suggested STL book the current version (v2) of the Josuttis book The c++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference covers the extra features that are part of the c++11 STD but the previous version (v1) does not but v1 is now available second hand quite cheaply (about 5 for v1 against 29 for v2!). Check before you buy!
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    Re: Further Reading

    ...and Professional C++ by CG's very own Marc Gregoire. It also covers C++11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjay View Post
    ...and Professional C++ by CG's very own Marc Gregoire. It also covers C++11.
    I've recently seen a copy of this book and a good book it is too for its intended reader. Note that it's only the 2nd edition that covers c++11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kaud View Post
    I've recently seen a copy of this book and a good book it is too for its intended reader. Note that it's only the 2nd edition that covers c++11.
    Yes, the edition you want is the one with Marc's name on it.

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