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C++ for Dummies

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    Both my teenage son and daughter enjoy this book.

    Both of my children enjoy this book and refer back to it when needed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2009

    An incredible book for the beginning programmer.

    I've seen some bad reviews of this book, people saying that it's not a good starter, it's complex, it's only good for reference, etc, but I can't say I agree with these. I used this book to learn C++ as my first language, and I still say this is the best I've ever read. It's by no means an easy read, but it's definitely worth it. Since then, I've learned a few other languages (VB, VBA, Java, and Javascript) and the information and logic in this book has served me well through all of it. If you want to start programming and you're looking for a place to start, I can't think of anywhere but this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2007

    an okay reference

    I wouldn't recommend reading this book if you've never programmed before or you are searching for a primary readng book for learning C++. It's a good reference for C++ programmers but it is probably to hard for a beginner of programming to start with. Recommendeded ONLY if you need a reference. If you are new to programming, look up 'beginning programming' in the 'For dummies' series and Visual Basic 6 in the for dummies series as well, those are better starter books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2006

    Covers Beginning Material, But Oh So Painfully

    This book covers the material it claims but there are multiple errors in the programs written in the book. This lack of attention to detail is found in the often confusing and imprecisely written explanations. I would recommend this book as a casual reference or supplimentary text but not as a primary source of studying C++.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2000

    very basic intro, not a solid reference

    Touted as a C++ book for experienced C programmers, this book gives a good beginning on OO design and concepts. However, if you already have a general idea of what that is, save yourself the money. This is NOT a reference book. It may be good for a beginning C programmer to transition to C++ with, but intermediate or advanced programmers of any language would be better off skimming this in the store or buying another book on OO methodology, and getting a C++ reference.

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