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strangecasts · 2017-11-12 · Original thread
I think C can be a good introductory language, but it should definitely be coupled with a CS textbook so you understand why C offers the things it does.

I definitely agree that C++ should be picked up later, though. Stroustrup's A Tour of C++ - - is a good introduction, I think.

pmelendez · 2016-01-01 · Original thread
Yes, there is...

A Tour of C++

by Bjarne Stroustrup

mratzloff · 2015-12-08 · Original thread
I heartily recommend the first couple of chapters of Stroustrup's C++ Programming Language Fourth Edition, where suddenly everything makes sense and you never want to see naked new, delete or double pointers ever again. Use references everywhere, and ensure you have sensible constructors and destructors.

That is essentially the content of his short book, A Tour of C++:

aurelian15 · 2015-09-07 · Original thread
C++ - "A tour of C++"

I read this book after having programmed C++ with the common "C++ is C with classes" attitude for a while, and it really made me change the way I looked at this language.

It was the book that made me realize how beautiful the RAII idiom is, that the STL was clearly not hacked together by a bunch of crazy monkeys, that you rarely need raw pointers in your code and that -- in contrast to popular belief -- you seldom need to care about memory management.

When I finished that book, and though in the full knowledge that I was dealing with this ugly monster of the Frankenstein kind; just like at the end of "the beauty and the beast", I had somehow come to respect and appreciate that language.

pjmlp · 2015-02-12 · Original thread
Just get the "Tour of C++" from Bjarne. It exactly that.

pmelendez · 2014-12-23 · Original thread
As other said, Meyer's book is highly recommended.

Also, this talk would give you a very general overview of the new features of the language:

Another book that can be a refresh introduction would be:

dmunoz · 2014-04-22 · Original thread
You're asking more specific questions that what I will cover, and they're good ones. It will be interesting to read how others reply.

For the other people looking, Stroustrup's A Tour of C++ [0] is the guide for getting quickly up to date with the "new C++", C++11 and onwards. It doesn't specifically cover C++14, but if you understand C++11, the few things coming in C++14 are for the most part minor enhancements to what is in C++11.

Scott Meyers should finish up the C++11/14 version of the Effective C++ series this year, and many are waiting for this. For now, his notes Overview of the New C++ (C++11/14) [1] are available for purchase.

If you like videos, there is a wealth of information from last years GoingNative conference [2]. More recently, at this years Build conferece, Herb Sutter gave a presentation on Modern C++: What You Need to Know [3].

Finally, come visit up over on reddit in /r/cpp [4]. Some heavyweights in the C++ world participate there, and the larger portion of participants are similarly knowledgeable in C++ as a whole.






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