View Full Version : accelerated c++?

07-04-2009, 02:40 AM
i heard forma few ppl that the book acceleratedc c++ is a good book for c++. is it any good guys?

07-04-2009, 10:15 AM
I looked at the index on amazon.com (I suggest you do to) and don't think it would serve that well in teaching you the basics starting from no knowledge at all. It might be a good reference since it does cover specific topics a lot, but I really don't like the structure of this book when it comes to teaching beginners. If you already have some experience then I suggest you take a closer look at it. It might be the one your need.

07-04-2009, 06:21 PM
ok, thanx. cuz' someone told me that it took a dif. way to teach u or something, by starting a little harder then normal and then explaining it. but ure rite, i think ill practice it first.

07-05-2009, 12:54 PM
If you're into game programming I can really suggest the book "C++ Programming for the absolute beginner" by Dirk Henkemans and Mark Lee...it teaches you the basics of C++ up until working with Windows API and DirectX...a very good beginner book imo.

07-05-2009, 01:24 PM
I have a copy of Accelerated C++ here. To be honest, I've never actually read it, but I've used it as a reference a few times. Reading the preface, it appears to have a different way of teaching: writing useful programs then learning the details of how they work. I had a flick through.. it starts as you expect it would with Hello World etc. I like the way it gives you a whole section of code and then explains it section by section. They seem to put a lot of emphasis on "Framing", ie producing output like this:

* Hello World *

I've never really understood why they do this, but I assume it's to help with loops and general programming logic (the asterisks are produced automatically). The book teaches up to memory management, inheritance, classes as well as having some useful appendixes. It seems to be a good book for beginners, with a possibly misleading description; it's just a "learn by example" book.

07-05-2009, 03:47 PM
k, thanx guys.

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07-06-2009, 10:21 AM
You can give "Thinking in C++" a try , it is available online for free in author's website.

07-07-2009, 12:34 AM
k, yea ill try it