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This question collects C++ literature


First Name Last Name – “The title of the book in its entirety”, YYYY.

Format for translated literature:

Name Surname – “Full name of the book”, YYYY translation (“Full name of the book”, YYYY)

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Answer 1, authority 100%

If in doubt about your choice, follow the simple and objective guidelines at the end of this answer.

For Beginners


for high level


Where to take the C++ standard?

  • E.A. Zuev, A.A. Chuprins Standard C++: Translation, Comments, Examples.
    – Moscow: “Your format” LLC.
    – 2016 – 888 p.

a few words about choosing books from the stackoverflow community

All books presented here are good enough (@avp confirms that there are good programming books). We tried to group them in categories of difficulties based on our own subjective opinion. We try to make only good books on the list, but we will not be able to choose the best for you. Try reading different books and find it yourself. If it is difficult – take it easier, boring – more complicated.

@vlad Recommends: If you can’t choose yourself, take a book number equal to your birthday% list.

Still @igumnov asked to transfer that it would be better if you were taught C++ not in the first language. @Pashapash believes that it is possible and first, but in no way C before C++!

Hope our subjective and controversial opinions helped you understand the basic idea: you must decide what you yourself are what to read and what to learn. The perfect, you can choose only you need a book. Sincerely, @nickvolynkin.

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Answer 2

This is the answer for beginners to learn C++ and maybe even the first language.

The entire list of references is for beginners from the answer above the fully obsolete waste paper for the beginning of 2000 including updated publications. Perhaps these books were useful in those days now they completely lost their relevance.

How to distinguish good literature from bad for beginners to learn C++ in 202x?

everything is simple – it is not. There are good books, but they are absolutely not exactly for beginners. In order to start studying the language, you need to write a ton of literature at once without this, but you will not learn from it on it, and tasks from books 90% of students cease to do after the first 5-6 chapters, simply because there is no interactivity and You can not tell you whether your solution is correct and how much it is right.

Also most of the books, supposedly for beginners “, will tell about how , how is allocated in the smallest details like Types are displayed in templates and even how the preprocessor is and all this in the very first and main part of the book. But how to create a banal vector and sort his QSORT you will see somewhere 500 page. So if you see something like

chapter 27. Standard template library

just close this book , the same situation with other sources.

How to be and where is it studying C++?

Today there is an excellent series free C++ study courses on Coursera : Development Basics on C++ . Unfortunately, I don’t know others yet, someone will complement me.

Here is the first course in this series: https: //www.coursera. ORG / Learn / C-Plus-Plus-White


If you now spin in the head : “what kind of idiot of the condemning book of Matters C++ and does he know what he says . Here is the report from the annual C++ conference from one of the authors of these courses and with experience in learning issues: C++ Russia 2018: Ilya Shishkov, like Teach C++ language: Experience Courses on Coursera

Answer 3

For lovers of simplicity, minimalism and means of what is being done – I recommend Andrei Viktorovich Stolyarova’s books (MSU):

Introduction to C++

Programming: Introduction to the profession. Volume IV: paradigms

In the second book, he tells about the FLTK graphical interface library.
By himself now, I go – a rather pleasant fundamental education and a working code I get.

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