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Recommended Books for learning C++
Volker has created this "wiki page":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/wiki/Books_and_Links_for_learning_C_and_advanced_topics
Do review/add your suggestions ..
Feel free to discuss in this thread further ...
I started with "Practical C++ Programming" from O'Reilly. It is not going to deep, but nice to read and does cover the basics.
"The C++ programming language" by Stroustrup is a must of course, but not really a great book for absolute beginners.
I actually never read any book about Qt, so I can not recommend any of those:-)
I started with some book from russian author where I discovered basics of C++. Agreed with Tobias that Stroustrup book is the must, at least as reference (I didn't read it all, only 2/3 of it and now use sometimes as reference).
I've read book from Summerfield about Qt3, but again not full book, only half of it just to understand principles of Qt and from that time Assistant is best friend for me if we are talking about Qt books :)
MarPan last edited by
I know some good books on C++, but in my language only (polish) - should I add them to this wiki page, or find another place for it?
MarPan, of course you should :) but maybe as subcategory of books (something like subheader "Other languages" and subsubheader "Polish")
you could create a new wiki page in Polish itself for this, and link to the original for those interested to the english version
MarPan: You could open a section for non-englisch texts, with subsections for the languages. Mixing russian, polish and german books into one chunk of text will most likely not be too helpful:-)
[quote author="Denis Kormalev" date="1291233937"]MarPan, of course you should :) but maybe as subcategory of books (something like subheader "Other languages" and subsubheader "Polish")[/quote]
donno how many languages have books on c++, but even if 10 languages x 10 books, 100 in one page would be too much ... I'd still feel separate pages
or we agree to disagree and let users decide :p
chetankjain, not sure that there will be a lot of national books. I think that most part of books are at english. But different pages make sense (maybe links on english page like ones at main wiki page).
goetz last edited by
I would prefer a separate page for each language. This could be tagged with "language:XY" and the whole page should be in the target language. Also it can more easily be linked on the probably existing wiki pages for that special language.
Of course, there should be a back link to the english page on each translation (which would be a good idea for all translations, btw).
[quote author="Tobias Hunger" date="1291233408"]I started with "Practical C++ Programming" from O'Reilly. It is not going to deep, but nice to read and does cover the basics.
just added this to the wiki page :)
Denis, chetankjain, Volker: It is a wiki, we can still split up the page if it gets too long. I really do not see the need to have separate pages for the one polish and one russian book mentioned so far!
Let's not start over engineering:-)
Tobias, reasonable enough :) " premature optimization is the root of all evil"
fcrochik last edited by
I saw a thread today on maemo org with the same idea:
and some more....
syrianzoro last edited by
the best book in the world is effective c++.... just read.
durriken last edited by
I'm currently reading C++ Primer and it's my second C++ book (can't remember the first I sold it years ago). I'm probably getting Effective C++ soon, heard some good things about it.
Has anyone read Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt4? It's available online at http://cartan.cas.suffolk.edu/oopdocbook/html/
hi durriken, updated the wiki page with your link. thanks. also the wiki is not owned by one person, one could directly update the page ... so request to all, go ahead and directly post your knowledge there :)