I recently received my books I ordered from Barnes & Noble.
The book I’m starting with is “Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++” by Bjarne Stroustrup.
Afterward it will be “The C++ Programming Language” also by Bjarne Stroustrup.
I talked to my knowledgeable programmer friend on MSN over my book selection, his input was invaluable.
Here’s a few tidbits from a much larger conversation.
Him: the petzold book is really good
i didn’t get bored reading it
Me: that one arrived today, I was surprised at its thickness
you can kill someone with the thing
Him: it’s a tome
Him: it looks like a good selection though
you took a smart approach to it
Excellent, my motivation increased after he told me that.
Him: when i learned c++, i bought one of those learn c++ in 30 days books
it was really helpful because although it was a light explaination,
it gave me a basic idea of the concept
which i understood in more detail
when i read the more advanced books
although since you’re coming into this with some background
i don’t think it’ll be a problem
unlike most people, it seems you know what you’re doing
Me: alright awesome.
Your opinion was important to me, on this matter thanks.
Him: np. feel free to ask me any questions if you have problems understanding any concepts
Me: Sure thing.
This should keep me distracted fully, right?
Wrong.. my mind tends to wander in-between chapters thinking about her.
I need to stop, seriously, I won’t learn from my books, if I keep that up.
She dislikes me and there’s no changing that anymore.
Anyway, It’ll be a while until I read that Petzold book, the author assumes I have a good handle on C/C++, not that far yet!
As for the “In easy steps” book, I skimmed it, looks decent but I prefer the books written by the actual creator of the language.
Who knows, “Lazy Dog Creations” might rise again, this time with C++ apps, but that’s thinking too far ahead.
Motivation Level: HIGH
Back to reading, until next post!
And yes Zuly, CoD and LoL are written in C++ and some Lua.