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    which book?

    lke the topic says..
    I want to buy a new c++ book.. but wich of this two si best...
    Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example
    SAMS teach your self c++ in 24 days by Jesse ?

    or is there another book that is better consedering i want to work on 3D-game and 3D-enging programming in the future.. ?

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    Re: which book?

    If you have been exposed to the programming world through some other language then by all means go with the accelerated C++. I have that book and i think it ROCKS. But, if you are a total newbie to programming in general, then SAMS might be something to get first and read over. After that you may want to look into accelerated C++ for the later chapters. There are some more practical (well says it in the title doesn't it? ) uses and'll be more useful. Basically if programming isn't BRAND SPANKING new to you (like you didn't even know what it was until someone told you about it 5 days ago), go with Accelerated C++. Good luck!

    - Halcyon

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    east norwalk, ct, usa

    Re: which book?

    Avoid the Jesse Liberty book. "Accelerated C++" is good.

    Bruce Eckel's "Thinking in C++" is good; especially if you're coming from a C background.

    The "C++ FAQ's" book is good.

    The first few chapters of Norman Lin's "Linux 3D Graphics Programming" might be helpful to you as well.

    Josuttis' "The C++ Standard Library" is also very good.

    Of course, it goes without saying (hmm.. not sure why I'm saying it then) that Stroustrup's "The C++ Programming Language" is required reading.

    See the accu site for reviews.

    [This message has been edited by jmg (edited 12-23-2002).]

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