Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6
This was one of a long line of books i bought to try and learn C++. I worked my way through it. I found the exercises challenging, but the 'student grading problem' example problem did feel a bit boring for me.
I did get a lot from this book, but it did NOT turn me into a C++ guru. It gave me a good introduction to the language. I felt the book was superior to others that I had attempted to follow because it was very brief and to the point.
I think that if you do invest in this book, you will take something positive away from it, but your expectations should be tempered a little. The knowledge you gain will set you up nicely for another C++ book. I am convinced that there is no single book that turns someone into a master programmmer. If there was such a book - this sure would come close in my opinion.