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    Programming Books With Exercises

    I feel one learns a programming language the best by working with it.

    There are some programming books that use this idea, by including exercises at the end of each chapter. I find that I enjoy this kind of books a lot more, and I get to a productive level much faster than I would if I just read the book and only tried certain parts on the computer.

    I am interested in the names of these books, no matter which language. I am a Software Engineering student and adding a language to my portfolio only makes me a better engineer. Please name here the books you know which contain exercises at the end of chapters or even books consisting only of exercises! I will be checking them all.


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    Re: Programming Books With Exercises

    For learning C++, my favourite is Beginning C++17 by Ivor Horton

    For C++ exercises, I would take a look at Programming: Principles & Practice using C++ by Bjarne Stroustrup (2nd edition)
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    May 2019

    Re: Programming Books With Exercises

    Two recommendations:

    For python- I can't recommend Learn Python the Hard Way enough. It's clear, succinct, and has numerous exercises. It's definitely not an in-depth book, but to teach yourself the basics, with lots of exercises, for free, it's the best way I found.

    for C- while the author of the above has a book for c, i prefer jumping into C++. I am currently making my way through it and am quite satisfied.
    You are welcome,

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    Re: Programming Books With Exercises

    For Java:

    You can start with "Core Java for the Impatient"

    But, I would say, until you read the "Effective Java" you do not understand the language

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