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 Post subject: C++ Helpful Books
 Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:39 pm 
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EDIT: Thank you cokacola for stickying this.
Here are some helpful books in various C++ categories.

EDIT 9/16/12 - Why have I not been updating? Because I'm a fat 80 pound 13 year old with no life. I'll try updating more often.

C++ BASICS
C++ Primer Plus - http://www.amazon.com/Primer-Plus-Editi ... 0321776402
Albeit the repetitive title, this is arguably the best book for C++ beginners - and programmer beginners in general.

C++ in Easy Steps - http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Easy- ... 66-4332319
Haven't read it, but a more well thought out color book for people with no programming experience.

C++ in 21 Days - http://www.amazon.com/Sams-Teach-Yourse ... pd_sim_b_4
A good tutorial that quickly covers the high points of C++ - Reccomended if you only have to use minimal amounts of the language, or need to use a lot of STL, because the book has around 400 pages on those libraries.

C++ REFERENCE

C++ in a Nutshell - http://www.amazon.com/C-Nutshell-Ray-Li ... 059600298X
A library and reference tutorial

GUI API's

Qt - A simple cross platform GUI API, my personal reccomendation for making GUIs. Here is the most up to date book.
http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Qt-Progr ... 591&sr=1-1

GTK+ - Another simple cross platform GUI API, although not many books are published on it.
http://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Devel ... 726&sr=1-1

Win32 - An old API, rumored to be deprecated by .NET programming. Complex syntax, recommended only for experienced programmers and people selfish enough to make single platform GUIs(lol, I use Ubuntu).
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Programmi ... 785&sr=1-1

Game Programming

OpenGL - Most common 3D API. The super bible for super programmers.
http://www.amazon.com/OpenGL-SuperBible ... 902&sr=1-2

SDL - Another Popular API, I think it can be used for either 2D and 3D, but not entirely sure.
http://www.amazon.com/Focus-On-SDL-Game ... 977&sr=1-1

Panda3D - A good open sauce Game Engine.
http://www.amazon.com/Panda3D-1-7-Game- ... 094&sr=1-1

I WILL UPDATE THIS THROUGH YOUR REQUESTS!!


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Helpful Books
 Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:47 pm 
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I've read that these two books were good for those who already know the language:

C++ in a Nutshell - http://www.amazon.com/C-Nutshell-Ray-Li ... 059600298X

The C++ Programming Language: Special Edition - http://www.amazon.com/The-Programming-L ... 0201700735

Please note that I have not read these books... yet.

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 Post subject: Re: C++ Helpful Books
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Great, I'll add a reference section.


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Good initiative iris! Keep up this work! but you have forgotten C++ the programming language by C++'s creator Bjarne Stroustrup

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Hi

Thanks for Consideration about C++

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 Post subject: Re: C++ Helpful Books
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Ok, wow. Congrats on getting this list,

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 Post subject: Re: C++ Helpful Books
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cyanboy wrote:
Good initiative iris! Keep up this work! but you have forgotten C++ the programming language by C++'s creator Bjarne Stroustrup


Eh, I would add it, but now it is fairly outdated. What, 30 years old? The syntax has changed a lot, also, the recent K&R book has a lot of faulty code, for C users.


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Helpful Books
 Post Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 3:21 pm 
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The language itself is hardly 30 years old. Still, the book I posted is 12 years old, so I doubt it goes over features from C++03, which I read was simply a bugfix release, and C++0x/C++11, which is not fully supported by compilers yet (note: g++ was the only compiler I've looked up/tested).

If your not a "standards guru," the book may still be useful. Since I haven't actually read the book yet, I'll leave up to you to decide whether or not to add the book to the list. :)

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 Post subject: Re: C++ Helpful Books
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THANK YOU IRC! Very helpful. Did you get the idea from the thread I made a few weeks ago? Anways even more helpful now that its stickied!

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Nah, I got the idea from Kevin's Linux sticky.


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Helpful Books
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Thanks for the info!


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Helpful Books
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c++ primer is a great series! i would also recommend this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Problem-Analysis-Program-Design/dp/1423902092
its a little costly but its very helpful and can teach a lot!


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Helpful Books
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Nah, nothing over 100 dollars here. I'm sure it's a great book and all though.


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Been researching game programming books lately and come across some good books that i'd like to share.
Game mathematics for 3d programming, learning the backbone of games
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1435458869/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=1592002056&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=009DEE13DXNN8YAGYYW9

oh.. seems the list already has the other books.. id also like to recommend this book for openGl
http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-OpenGL-Game-Programming-Astle/dp/1592003699
I notice you already have one for opengl(good book by the way), but the fact that you can purchase the book above for as little as $1.05 makes it a pretty good book to atleast try and read.


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 Post subject: Re: C++ Helpful Books
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Ah, I could use those. Thanks, or sharing. :)

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