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    Default What are your favourite C++ books?

    Hi everyone!

    Now I try to fresh up my C++ knowledge and look across by book shelf.
    I 'm not completely satisfied with the C++ books I have here.

    What are your favorite C++ books you read - and keep readind from time to time?

    Eugen

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    Default Re: What are your favourite C++ books?

    I'm still a C++ newbie and I haven't read a lot of books about C++ yet. The book I liked the most so far was probably »Who's Afraid of C++«. It was a very nice and easy introduction to C++. If anyone knows of any similar or even better C++/Qt books for newbies just let us know.

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    Default Re: What are your favourite C++ books?

    Quote Originally Posted by eugen
    What are your favorite C++ books you read - and keep readind from time to time?
    My personal favorite is "C++ Primer" by Stanley B. Lippman and Josée Lajoie. I've learned C++ from it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jlp
    If anyone knows of any similar or even better C++/Qt books for newbies just let us know.
    Try "C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3" by Jasmin Blanchette and Mark Summerfield. It's a very nice book to learn Qt3 from. You can download it for free from this site.

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    Default Re: What are your favourite C++ books?

    The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup.
    Effective C++: 55 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs, 3rd Edition by Scott Meyers

    As for Qt related programming, the book jacek mentioned is pretty much the Qt book and its all you need, plus the docs .

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    Default Re: What are your favourite C++ books?

    A good reference is C++ in a Nutshell although it lacks the examples in the Lippman or Stroustrup texts the answers are right there.

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    The Qt3 book already mentioned is a MUST HAVE (I even PAID for it!) (They even had it at Barnes and Noble!)
    of course when I got it Qt4.1 rc 1 was already out (and I wasn't going to start using an old version!) so I pretty much used it to just get an idea about HOW to use Qt since some of the syntax is a little different.

    C++ In Plain English is a great reference book, especially for people moving from 'plain old' C to C++. (Which I did kicking and screaming, BTW and now would never go back) It touches on many topics but puts a lot of focus on object orientation and skims over things like int,long,float,printf,arrays,etc (eg. things you should already know unless you are completely new to this)

    Not a C++ book, but the O'Reilly Pocket Reference on Regular Expressions is quite helpful even though it is REALLY meant for Java, C#, and PHP

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    The Complete Reference - Herbert Schildt
    And of Course the
    C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3 - Jasmin Blanchette and Mark Summerfield

    Thanks to trolltech for providing the ebook for free download.

    We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them

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    Deitel produces thorough books about programming.

    Once you have the basics down Effective C++ by Scott Meyers is essential

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    Default Re: What are your favourite C++ books?

    Hi

    Begginers C++:

    Bjarne Stroustrup
    The C++ Programming Language

    Advanced C++:

    Herb Sutter
    Exceptional C++, More Execptional C++

    Andrei Alexandrescu
    Modern C++ Design

    Andrei Alexandrescu, Herb Sutter
    C++ Coding Standards: 101 Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices

    Best Regards

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    Default Re: What are your favourite C++ books?

    Can someone recommend any position on Programming Patterns (preferrably with C++ examples)?
    I've just found an e-book "Thinking in Patterns with Java", http://www.pythoncriticalmass.com/do...tterns-0.9.zip .
    But it would be nice to get something with C++ code!
    regards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomek
    Can someone recommend any position on Programming Patterns (preferrably with C++ examples)?
    There can be only one answer

    Design Patterns. Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides

    PS. Recently a Polish translation was published by WNT.

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    I am a complete C++ newbie, and I' m reading You Can Do It! : A Beginners Introduction to Computer Programming by Francis Glassborow. I find it quite easy to follow for people without any programming experience (some knowledge of Python might help, though).

    After getting the basics, I'll go on with Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example by Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo.

    Afterwards I plan to read C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3 by Jasmin Blanchette and Mark Summerfield, and finally, as time permits, other advanced C++ books (Alexandrescu, Sutter, Meyers, etc).

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    Default Re: What are your favourite C++ books?

    Schildt's C++ The complete reference
    Meyers' Effective C++
    Meyers' More Effective C++
    Blanchette's & Summerfield's C++ GUI Programming with Qt 3

    and qt assistant plus http://www.cppreference.com/

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    I am sure a lot of people don't agree with this next statement, but:

    I would recomend to a new programmer to learn Java first, then C++. The high level of object oriented-ness is a good practice in C++ and it lets you learn HOW to program and how to think like a programmer without worrying about memory management (although Qt takes a ton of load off this!) and some of C++'s other "advanced" features. (plus the syntax a VERY similar)

    I don't, however, know any good Java books... I learned Java b/c it is similar to other modern OO languages and I just read though the Javadoc's :-) and started coding away :-)

    Katrina

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    Default Re: What are your favourite C++ books?

    Quote Originally Posted by katrina
    I don't, however, know any good Java books...
    "Thinking in Java"

    Learning Java first can make people hate programming because Java is soooo fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by wysota
    "Thinking in Java"

    Learning Java first can make people hate programming because Java is soooo fast
    LOL Yeah Java has to be one of the slowest frigin languages in the world... luckily most people nowadays are buying 300000GHz computers with 847583408MB RAM to check their email, use AIM, surf MySpace, and download illegal music so they can afford to use programs written in a language that should have taken their mascot from Logo. (until they get a couple virii and spywares 'cause that will eat up 299999.99GHz of their 300000GHz (Long live Linux))

    Gotta give Java one thing though... it is WAY portable... I mean c'mon even the Blackberry runs Java! (actually the entire Blackberry OS is written in Java!)

    (Hmmm I seem to have gotten off topic here... back to C++ books
    ummm... I already listed all of the C++ books I have... LOL I guess I will stop now :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by katrina
    Gotta give Java one thing though... it is WAY portable... I mean c'mon even the Blackberry runs Java! (actually the entire Blackberry OS is written in Java!)
    Well, yes, if you don't count situations, when your program written in java version 1.x.y.z runs, but refuses to run on 1.x.y.z+1. Or runs on SUN implementation and refuses to run on MS "implementation" (or orther).

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugen
    Hi everyone!

    What are your favorite C++ books you read - and keep readind from time to time?

    Eugen
    H. Deitel, P. Deitel, C++ how to program, 2nd edition. I own Eckel's Thinking in CPP and Stroustrup C++ Language, which I got as gifts, but Deitel is my favorite. It most surely is understandable to economist which want's to convert from c99 to c++.

    Damian
    Last edited by trochej; 8th January 2006 at 10:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eXire
    Hi

    Begginers C++:

    Bjarne Stroustrup
    The C++ Programming Language

    Best Regards
    I couldn't get through that book. Maybe it's because of poor Polish translation (it shows, that there was no linguistic editor), but I find it's language too convoluted to be easly understood.

    Damian

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    Default Re: What are your favourite C++ books?

    I took a rather strange way to learn programming:
    - I started by C, when I 10 years old, I didn't understand anything and produced uggly spaghetti code
    - then I learn z80 assembly and produced some pretty efficient code but I was fed up with hardware and..
    - I came back to C++
    code snippets and O'Reilly books helped me a lot

    Java is fast??? What kind of mental derangement do you suffer from?
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