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bra-ket · 2019-02-24 · Original thread
gusmd · 2018-04-01 · Original thread
If you are willing to read a book, I strongly recommend the C++ Primer, 5th ed., by Lipmann et al. [0]

It's a very didactic book, covering C++11 well. Unfortunately it does not cover C++14 or C++17, but if you are just starting out with C++ I don't think that's an issue -- most shops are still on 11 or older, anyways...


tolger · 2018-03-07 · Original thread
I found "C++ Primer" by Lippman et al very well written and comprehensive. It includes C++11 features and every chapter has exercises to make sure you understand the content.

parasight · 2017-12-06 · Original thread
I'd recommend to choose one of these two books:

Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++, 2nd Ed., Bjarne Stroustrup

C++ Primer, 5th Ed., Stanley Lippman

For a very brief introduction:

A Tour of C++, Bjarne Stroustrup

kruk · 2015-09-07 · Original thread
Stanley B. Lippman - C++ Primer -

I haven't been using C++ for a few years now and I needed a quick refresher. While I wouldn't call C++ Primer quick it covers all the basics really well. Great resource for people new to the language.

banachtarski · 2015-05-05 · Original thread
The C++ primer (latest edition) covers C++11 concepts pretty well.

Once you learn the fundamentals, read Scott Myers. (effective c++, effective modern c++)

sedeki · 2014-02-22 · Original thread
"C++ Primer" by Lippman et al. is the best book in my opinion
asdfgP · 2013-05-27 · Original thread
A good introductionary book about C++11 is "C++ Primer":

What I like about this book is that it teaches you the new C++ way right from the beginning. Rather than walking you through the history of C, it gets you to the modern practices immediately.

Disclaimer: I have only read the first 10% of the book myself, but so far I like it.

zeugma · 2012-12-14 · Original thread
C++ Primer was updated to C++11.

The C++ FAQ is really helpful but doesn't seem to be updated to C++11

Fortunately you can refer to Stroustrup's FAQ about C++11

For reference (like libc manpage, basic usage, which header to include):

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