What would be a good book for C++ starters?
I'm just new to this particular language, not to programming itself. Any idea of what to start with to make almost an expert (part of it is a joke :). At this point only the depth of knowledge and time, time (meaning days) matters. I am certain most of you, people like Ancient Dragon, Narue, etc can give me their expertise on this subject. Appreciate your help.

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practice is also necessary...keep practicing small problems on the topic you have just read...it will give you better understanding...
simply reading from a book is not sufficient...


>What would be a good book for C++ starters?
In order of usefulness as you learn C++:

Accelerated C++ by Koenig and Moo will get you started (beginner).
The C++ Programming Language by Stroustrup will keep you going for quite a while (intermediate).
The C++ standard will blow you away with details (expert).

That's just for the language. For using C++, I could recommend dozens of books to enhance your depth of knowledge, but until you're comfortable with the language, you might not find them useful.


I would suggest you to get 2 books: learning book and reference book. Reference book is using for checking quick syntax, and learning book is using for learning purpose, sometimes can be act like reference book.

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