MSDN C++ Beginner's Guide - free Download
An introduction on C++ is available for free download at Microsoft Developer Network at the moment. The book is titled "C++: A Beginner's Guide". You can get an XPS or PDF version. I did not read the book nor can I say if it is worth reading.
bq. From the MSDN description:
Essential skills made easy! Written by Herb Schildt, this step-by-step book is ideal for first-time programmers or those new to C++. The modular approach of this series, including sample projects and progress checks, makes it easy to learn to use C++ at your own pace.
The download is only available until December 31st 2010 - so, hurry up if you want to download it.
The download page is "here":http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/beginner/cc305129.aspx
Many thanks to "VCsala":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/member/5474, who just pointed this out in "another thread":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewreply/16803/.
[Edit: forgot the link :-), Volker]
Thank you for sharing the information, I have never seen this book hope this is good book for intermediate level users
Was wondering why it is being retired.
Yes, I was wondering on it too. I have no clue, but maybe there will be a second edition, or something.
It's a good book and it's free. Although I would recommend the Bjarne's book to anyone who is new to C++.