Primer (5th Edition)

C++ Primer (5th Edition)


Can anyone recommend a couple books for beginning to learn c++?
Bestselling Programming Tutorial and Reference Completely Rewritten for the New C++11 Standard   Fully updated and recast for the newly released C++11 standard, this authoritative and comprehensive introduction to C++ will help you to learn the language fast, and to use it in modern, highly effective ways. Highlighting today’s best practices, the authors show how to use both the core language and its standard library to write efficient, readable, and powerful code.   C++ Primer, Fi…

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I have no suggestions myself, but you might be interested in StackOverflow’s Definitive C++ Book Guide and List. This is a list of C++ books maintained by members of the StackOverflow C++ community, and from what I can tell, most of the books are quite high quality. Hope this helps.

For someone with no previous programming experience, they recommend:

  • C++ Primer (not to be confused with C++ Primer Plus by Prata) (Stanley Lippman, Josée Lajoie, and Barbara E. Moo) (updated for C++11) “Coming at 1k pages, this is a very thorough introduction into C++ that covers just about everything in the language in a very accessible format and in great detail. The fifth edition (released August 16, 2012) covers C++11.”

  • Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ (Bjarne Stroustrup, 2nd Edition – May 25, 2014) (updated for C++11/C++14) An introduction to programming using C++ by the creator of the language. A good read, that assumes no previous programming experience, but is not only for beginners.” Note: The new paperback version of this is incredibly expensive, probably due to it no longer being stocked by Amazon. I was able to find a slightly cheaper copy…

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