[ubuntu-uk] C/C++ Development

Dougie Richardson ddrichardson at btinternet.com
Thu Nov 1 21:36:07 GMT 2007

Hi David,

On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 21:19 +0000, David Restall - System Administrator

> I wouldn't recommend K&R - it's not a book for beginners.  My K&R is well
> thumbed but was difficult to follow when I was starting out.  I bought
> C The Complete Reference by Herbert Schildt (McGraw Hill I Think) but
> don't know if it is still in print (We're talking 1986 or thereabouts).
> If I was starting out today I'd go for Practical C++ programming by
> Steve Qualline (O'Reilly) (Excellent book and very readable and a good
> tutorial reference) and C++ The Core Reference by Gregory Satir & Doug
> Brown - again published by O'Reilly.  By all means by K&R but don't make
> it your first book.

Seconded - also look into C++ Nuts & Bolts by Herbert Schildt[1], got me through first year. 

[1] http://www.amazon.co.uk/C-Nuts-Bolts-Experienced-Programmers/dp/0078821401/ref=sr_1_1/202-2325551-6648609?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193952915&sr=8-1



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