[clug-talk] Linux C++ programming :)
michael.gale at bluesuperman.com
Sun Mar 13 22:17:58 PST 2005
Thanks for the replies ...
I have subscribed to the PROGSIG mailing list. I will finish the book I
currently have and then follow up with some of the free ones online.
> 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:
>> 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
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