[clug-talk] Linux C++ programming :)

Shawn sgrover at open2space.com
Sun Mar 13 21:30:32 PST 2005

A couple of things to help you out...

First, on the Programming Special Interest Group (PROGSIG) mailing list, we 
have a few people (myself included) also teaching themselves C/C++.  You 
might want to sign up on that list to bounce some ideas around.  You can sign 
up for the list at http://clug.ca/mailman/listinfo/clug-progsig_clug.ca.

Second, the Teach Yourself C++ book is getting a little dated (I first saw the 
book about 5 years ago).  That's not to say the info in it isn't still valid, 
just that there might be newer resources that will also cover more recent 
technologies (xml/soap, etc.).  If you are really interested in Teach 
Yourself C++, I have seen an online version of it at no charge.

There are a number of online resources available for learning a new 
programming language.  One such resource that has been posted to the list in 
the past is Tech Books For Free (http://techbooksforfree.com/).  You can also 
find the Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days book there.

There is also Thinking in C++ 
(http://mindview.net/Books/TICPP/ThinkingInCPP2e.html) - the author (Bruce 
Eckel) publishes his books to his website (again, no charge), and also has 
Thinking in Java.

Hope this helps get you started.


On Sunday 13 March 2005 17:46, Michael Gale wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I am trying to learn C++ programming to create Linux apps.
> I consider my self a System Admin first but am finding that some times
> being able to create simple little apps would ease my job and help me
> along the way.
> I consider my self very proficient in bash and a novice in perl. I have
> been reading "How to Program C++" by Deitel & Deitel. It is an excellent
> book. But I am finding it difficult to start, the book is very thorough
> and detailed so perhaps it is to detailed for a beginner. Plus it does
> not cover anything out side the C++ ANSI standard. Like IDE's or using
> g++ from the command line.
> I was thinking that maybe I should pick up something like "Teach
> Yourself C++ Programming for Linux in 21 Days" by SAMS to give me a kick
> start and then finish reading the "How to Program C++" book, plus it
> will be a great reference.
> So two questions :)
> 1. Has any one here read the "Teach Yourself C++ Programming for Linux
> in 21 Days" book and if so is it any good. Do I require a Window's box
> to use any example or provided apps ?
> 2. Would it be worth the $20 bucks or should I just stick with my
> current book.
> Thanks ..
> Michael.
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