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I am quite motivated to learn it soo, anybody has books for C++ for newbs that never coded ?

i got a book but it is just plainly not understandable, they let you make a program without actually telling what all those code means, what they do, you just follow the example and do it. But thats not learning coding at all..

So any of you guys know good books for noobZ ?
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I usually don't use books for programming and go for online tutorials. This tutorial will teach you the basics of C++ quite quickly, I went through it in a few days and learned enough to start learning non-standard libraries.
http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/
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Starting out with C++


Explains EVERYTHING in detail.
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Yer, you could just use online resources, or go to a book shop and actually look at the book before purchasing. Alternatively, try your luck at some cheap second hand book stores, i was able to pick up two massive books worth roughly $80, for only $4.

I Prefer the one's which are organised into one hour lessons for each day, they describe a certain area, tell you how to do it, how to code it, explains why it works, and what each thing does. Then if you want, photocopy the test for that day, and attempt it.
    
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Like they have said, use the online tutorials. Everyone has a different 'style' of C++, but once you get the basics out of the way you can develop your own. Once you get the basics down, be creative. Do examples in the beginning, that way you can learn the syntax and get an idea for what does what. Then be creative and try and write programs for basic tasks you do every day.

One of the first programs I wrote in C++ was one that a user would enter a date, and then the program would spit out information about it. Like how many days into the year it was, if the year was a leap year or not, and other things like that.
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cant go wrong with he source.

. but seriously, you can just look things up. I have an ebook I used for a class one time, but I am not so sure if it is legit to share it. It is DRM free but I am not to sure on the legality of it. I will get back to you.
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