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Schaum's Outline Series: Programming with C++ (2nd ed)
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1 19463 02-14-2004
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100% of reviewers $26.47 8.0

Description: A nice introduction to C++. As it says on the cover: "The only C++ book in solved-problem format".
Keywords: Schaum's Outline Series Programming C++
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0-07-135346-1

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Old 02-14-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: LMDE
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $26.47 | Rating: 8

Pros: Solved problem format. Plenty of examples, clearly explained most of the time.
Cons: When it gets to the more complicated stages the explanations become less clear.

This book did a better job of explaining things like classes and the basics of OOP, than either "The Dummies guide to Programming in C++" or whatever it was called and "Learn C++ in 21 Days"(?), the explanations were much clearer and the examples much better constructed. The solved problem format is a very good idea.

The last few chapters however seemed to be trying to cover too much, too quickly and hence lost me quite quickly, and repeatedly, despite many rereadings.

Good for giving you a basic grounding in C++, but needs to be supplemented with other texts, I'm currently working through Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel, which is freely downloadable, (just search for TICPP on google) but I would have struggled with it without first reading this book.


(The price shown in dollars above is a conversion of the price I paid of 13.99 (GBP))


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