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I am interested in learning C++, mainly because I will be attending college in the summer, and will have to learn it anyways. I don't want to be bothered with a tutorial here and there, and would like a textbook that I can go through. I know some programming, but nothing on C++ !

If anyone has had any great experiences with any books, please let me know!
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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...71307?v=glance

I used this book along with some other friends of mine and it was really easy to pick up the language (if you have previous programming experience).

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Thinking In C++ Vol.1 & 2

But honestly if I were you I would wait until you go to college to learn it otherwise you will be bored in class because you already know the stuff. If you really want to spend your time wisely, learn a scripting language like Perl that they don't teach you.

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Thinking In C++ Vol.1 & 2

But honestly if I were you I would wait until you go to college to learn it otherwise you will be bored in class because you already know the stuff. If you really want to spend your time wisely, learn a scripting language like Perl that they don't teach you.
I never thought about it, but that could happen!

Thanks for the recommendations, I just looked over the two of them. ImmortalKenny, that may be too fast paced for me. I am not sure though. I know Pascal, and only remember bits of Java in a class I took at my High School Sophomore year. I never got into Object Oriented Programming in Java.

Several reviews of both books on Amazon, its fun reading what people think. One guy is even comparing Accelerated C++ with the Thinking in C++ book!!

Have to go for the night, will be back tomorrow. May place an order tomorrow night. Thanks for the quick feedback.

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c++ primer plus 5th edition


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Find out what compiler and version of it they are going to use for the class, and then buy a book based on that. Otherwise you may find yourself becoming very frustrated.

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Find out what compiler and version of it they are going to use for the class, and then buy a book based on that. Otherwise you may find yourself becoming very frustrated.
Would it make too much of a difference? I will look on their sites and see if I can get that information though.

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