I'm using John Smiley's Learn to program in C++ as a self study guide to this language along with the free Borland compiler ver 5.5. It's unique in that he's teaching the basics of the language, at the same time developing a single program and not jumping all over the map as I've seen in some books.
I read the forums here to view codes and implement what I've read thus far or to think in terms of what I've read, also to get tips. I've come across a problem however as I recently read a post by both S.O.S and Narue that using <stdio.h> and <math.h> are outdated. The book has been published in 2002. Should I continue with the book I'm using and get something current?