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Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:50 pm
by theoscy
Hey guys,

Can anybody recommend any good books for learning c++ from scratch? I Can program in Python and ruby and am looking to learn c++.



Re: C++

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:01 pm
by technoducky
It is not a book but is a very good beginners/reference guide:

Re: C++

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:34 pm
by truehybridx
Ive enjoyed Apress books, though I'm quite sure they only have one for learning C, but its a start.

The books I used in college that are moderately priced are:
Starting out with C++: Early Objects 7e BY Tony Gaddis, Judy Walters, Godfrey Muganda
C++ How to Program 8e BY Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel

I think the Heads Up series has a C++ book too

Re: C++

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:47 pm
by frodo
If you're already familiar with OOP just get a copy of Stroustrup's classic! ;)
Next stops are a book about systems programming to learn about the edgy tricky C legacy and a good STL documentation. Then try one or two of the many tutorials online and try to understand interesting parts in open source projects.
That's as far as you can get before using it for work.

Re: C++

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:42 pm
by theoscy
Thanks for all the suggestions, will defo buy the reference guide! Maybe some of the others.

Thanks again!


Re: C++

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:01 pm
by Alec
You might like to look at:
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Re: C++

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:23 pm
by frodo
This is one treasure trove of a list... :shock:

Re: C++

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:43 pm
by mthinkcpp
I recommend Programming - Principles and Practice, by Stroustrup ( It is aimed at those new to C++ and it covers all the necessary programming practices in C++.