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C++ book recomendations

MrAgentMrAgent Member Posts: 1,310 ■■■■■■■■□□
Since I have gone more and more into the security aspect of things, I am realizing my C++ skills are sorely lacking. This is something I definitely need to get better at.

With that said, does anyone have a good C++ book for beginners? The only development course I took in college was C, which is worlds apart from C++.

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    Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Member Posts: 1,034 ■■■■■■□□□□
    look up a youtube channel called "thenewboston". Bucky saved me in time to get an A+ in C++ last semester.
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    rscrtrscrt Member Posts: 62 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Try book by Bjarne Stroustrup, the C++ language creator. ISBN 9780201700732 or 0201700735.
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    Master Of PuppetsMaster Of Puppets Member Posts: 1,210
    Check Cay Horstmann's books out. Good stuff.
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    jdancerjdancer Member Posts: 482 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Also "Starting Out with C++" by Tony Gaddis is good as well.
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    hiddenknight821hiddenknight821 Member Posts: 1,209 ■■■■■■□□□□
    I haven't tried this, but I plan to buy it when I can. Prata's C++ Primer Plus book has great reviews.
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    MrAgentMrAgent Member Posts: 1,310 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Ill take a look.
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    ptilsenptilsen Member Posts: 2,835 ■■■■■■■■■■
    rscrt wrote: »
    Try book by Bjarne Stroustrup, the C++ language creator. ISBN 9780201700732 or 0201700735.

    Adding to wish list, but something from the top Amazon reviewer:
    One word in warning to potential buyers: You better be sharp with your STL skills before reading this book. Stroustrup writes his implementations around the STL which is not covered from a tutorial style in this book before he introduces it, which tells you that he meant for this book strictly as a reference not as a readers book. This critism is constructive, not disruptive, but I have been programming in standard ANSI/ISO C++ for 9 years, this book is best understood if you read the following first, if not, this book for even an itermediate C++ program cannot be digested to the fullest and you will reading this book fooling yourself of how much knowledge you have attained, when in reality, all that you have accomplished is reading this book so that you can say that you read Stroustrup, which is foolish, so read these first:

    1) C++ Primer 3rd Edition...
    2) C++ Algorithms 3rd Edition by Robert Sedgewick also Addison Wesley books....
    3) The C++ Standard Library Tutorial and Reference from Nicolai Josuttis, from Addison Wesley...
    Last Word: Stroustrups book is definite worth in purchase and you cannot consider yourself a C++ software engineer, or C++ Software/Systems architect without having this book in your library, but patience and read books 1,2, and three first in that order....
    Possibly one of the most helpful reviews ever.
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
    I haven't tried this, but I plan to buy it when I can. Prata's C++ Primer Plus book has great reviews.


    I remember that I used this book many years ago, and it was excellent, but I remember that it used a top down approach and wasn't an entry level book
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    SlowhandSlowhand Mod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    I haven't tried this, but I plan to buy it when I can. Prata's C++ Primer Plus book has great reviews.
    I can definitely recommend this one. I used the book for my C++ class, it was an excellent read and really does a lot to give you plenty of information in easy-to-digest pieces.

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    ptilsenptilsen Member Posts: 2,835 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I haven't tried this, but I plan to buy it when I can. Prata's C++ Primer Plus book has great reviews.

    A newer edition is available, by the way.
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    HypntickHypntick Member Posts: 1,451 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Another vote for the Primer Plus book, it really gives you a good understanding of the language. A whole lot of reading however, I had the 5th edition, looks like the 6th is even more.
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