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silvervulcan




PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:01 pm   Post subject: Best book for help with C++

Hey, I know absolutly nothing about C++, and i am in an introductory computer course, but I am so lost, and dont understand anything. ANd when i say nothing, i really mean nothing. I was wondering if anyway can suggest a good book/textbook i could read to learn and actually understand what the hell the author is talking about and can actually learn how to program, thanks.
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Kingnoz




PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:24 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

I am finding this book really helpful with explaining things in great detail for people no familiar with much programming...it is called C++ Primer Plus fourth edition(newest version)...so i recommend it...there is also a topic somewhere i believe on this site that dealt with a question about books...the site had some topics about the most recommended books etc.
krishon




PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:35 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

king...y are u worshipping catalyst....but i'm not making fun of him
Catalyst




PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2003 6:53 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

Dance Worship Very Happy

(krishon no offense taken)
Tony




PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2003 8:50 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

some tips while picking out books - you gotta distinguish between references (books that are like a helpfile and just list syntax) and actual "learning books" - those that teach.

I sujest going to chapters, and just read first chapter of books you can find on the topic. If you like how its structured, put it in "maybe" pile and then pick from those.
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Kingnoz




PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:58 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

one suggestion though....never buy books from chapters...they are much cheaper on amazon.ca (i saved $25 on my book) and amazon.ca gives free shipping on stuff over like 20 or something dollars. it takes a few days to get delivered for the free shipping. chapters always overprices there books...greedy punks Evil or Very Mad

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krishon




PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:38 am   Post subject: (No subject)

ye i know catalyst...just a jk Very Happy
AsianSensation




PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 9:03 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

you can always try some online tutorials.

There are a couple of good ones out there.

like www.cplusplus.com
Kingnoz




PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:04 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

when u find tutorials...make sure there are exercises to go with them cuz they will help u understand and remember the code a lot better
silvervulcan




PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:28 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

anyone else have any good ideas? im so lost, i dont understand anything in my class. They should have books for C++ for absolute retards (Like me) lol. I tried C++ for Dummies, but its horrible! didnt help at all... now im looking for something thats very simple and i'll actually understand! does this book exist?
krishon




PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 9:23 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

if u REALLY have no clue...check out tutorials or request a tutorial to be written for u...usually ur requests are responded purty quickly
Kingnoz




PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 10:58 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

try the book i suggested, it is designed for someone who hasn't done anything in c++...or do what krishon said cuz usually tutorials are easier to read and understand if the person making the tutorials is experienced
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