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Old May 23rd, 2005, 04:36 AM
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I was interested in hearing feedback from people that bought Ivor Horton's Beginning C++ book (ISBN: 186100012X). My programming background is next to none and I am looking for a good beginner C++ book. I realize this book has been picked up by Apress but I'm hoping there are still some WROX psp people that may have started with this book when it was under WROX's control.
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 The very nice book for beginner is Object Oriented Programming in Turbo C++ by Robert Lafore.

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  The very nice book for beginner is Object Oriented Programming in Turbo C++ by Robert Lafore.

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Thanks for your suggestion braindrain.

Do you have an ISBN for this book?
I'm not familiar with "Turbo" C++. Is that a flavor of C++ or compiler???
Also, can you tell me what software is required to use this book. I'm cheap...Bloodshed's DevC++ cheap.

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Turbo C++ was put out by Borland and is about 10 - 12 years old. I have used it in the past - it is easy to learn with and use but is non-standard and now out-of-date. Borland Turbo C++ software and appropriate manuals may be unavailable now.

I got Sams "Teach Yourself C++ in 24 Hours" by Jesse Liberty and David Horvath. The book comes with a CD with Borland CBuilderX which is a Standard C++ compiler with IDE and a lot of other stuff - all right up-to-date. The book presents the material in a clear and easy manner with good examples and I found it very useful for teaching from.

ISBN: 0-672-32681-7
First printing: August 2004
Publisher: Sams
RRP: $24.99 USA

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Thanks Alan-LB for your suggestion. I'll take a look at SAMS "Teach Yourself C++ in 24 Hours". I appreciate you giving me all the details (ISBN,software,etc)...very helpful. You are right about Turbo C++ availability. I couldn't find a copy of the suggested Turbo C++ book that I could quickly flip through at the local book store. Also thank you for clearing up Turbo C++.


Still no readers for Ivor Horton's Beginning C++ book?

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Sorry, I havent seen the book you mention - try Usenet groups - search in comp.lang.c++ or alt.lang.learning.c.c++ You could do a Google search in Groups to see if there is any reference to the title or author

You might like to try http://www.thefreecountry.com/

If you rummage around here you will find free C++ compilers like Watcom C++, Borland CBuilderX, Dev-C++ and others. You will also find links to online reference manuals such as "Teach yourself C++ in 24 Hours". There is also a link to list of recommended books for beginners.

It is an excellent site for programmers using any language

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Sorry about that, I meant Ivor Horton's Beginning C++ (ISBN: 186100012X). I'm starting to think Horton's book may not be what I am looking for. If I start learning C++ I'm thinking I should probably find a book that is up-to-date with the latest C++ standard release that stresses using the standard library.

Unfortunately I do not see a beginning C++ book that takes advantage of the WROX forums. The WROX BOOK forums are extremely helpful when learning a new technology as I found when I was learning PHP and MySQL.

Reading the reviews on Amazon has me second guessing if this book is right for me. Many people seem to praise "C++ How to Program (3rd Edition)by Harvey M. Deitel".

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 Hi FireDrill,

         U may contact me anytime through my e-mail. Id is:-
braindrain1@rediffmail.com

         Here's the ISBN NO.:- 81-85623-22-8.

         Turbo C++ is a compiler developed by Borland. Its a DOS based compiler and even easy to use.

         U only required is TURBO C++ COMPILER and u can download it from the Borland's site. Search in the google as "TURBO C++ DOWNLOAD". U may get that.

         Best luck.


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         Here's the ISBN NO.:- 81-85623-22-8.
I searched Amazon and Barnes and Noble with this ISBN and it could not be found.

I appreciate suggestions for beginner C++ books but I am looking for people that have feedback on Hortons's book. Still no readers for Ivor Horton's Beginning C++?

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TURBO C++ is no longer available from Borland! Borland Turbo C++ 3.1 is dated 1992 and is obsolete now and no longer supported by or available from Borland. Braindrain - did you actually do the Google search that you recommended??

As I said it is non-standard which means that if you want to learn C++ you will be limited to DOS based programming (which is a problem under Windows XP, Linux and MAC environments) or you will have to re-learn the Standard C++ at a later stage.

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