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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Can Someone Recommend a GOOD C++ Book for beginners ?

    Hey Everyone....

    Can anyone recommend a good book on C++ for me perhaps ? there seems to be so frickin' many I can't tell which is a good one.

    I need one that starts from the beginning. However I am a good problem solver, I understand electronics very well, and I am good with HTML and a little PHP so....
    not tooooooo beginner either.

    any insight on a good book would be greatly appreciated.


  2. #2
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    Nov 2008

    Re: Can Someone Recommend a GOOD C++ Book for beginners ?

    I like accelerated c++. It wont teach you how to use a compiler or debug but it will teach you a lot about C++.
    Another decent book is thinking in c++ which is freely available as 2 ebooks from the author's site here.
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  3. #3
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    Feb 2009

    Re: Can Someone Recommend a GOOD C++ Book for beginners ?

    hey thanks Russco ! cheers.

    any other suggestions are welcome too.

    : )

  4. #4
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    Sep 2005

    Re: Can Someone Recommend a GOOD C++ Book for beginners ?

    My top 4 books are not really for beginners but I will recommend you to read them as soon as you cover the C++ basics.

    1. The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup, Addison-Wesley, 1986 (1st edition), 1991 (2nd edition), 1997 (3rd edition), 2000 (special edition).
    2. Effective C++ by Scott Meyers.
    3. Design Patterns by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissides
    4. Modern C++ Design by Andrei Alexandrescu

    Anyway you can find more good C++ books (also for beginners) in the following link:

    Doron Moraz
    Last edited by Doron Moraz; February 14th, 2009 at 06:05 AM.

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