VinnyJ

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[Books] It is time.

Posted by VinnyJ on October 12, 2011 10:58 am  •  1 Comment

Programming books

ARE YOU READY TO LEARN?!


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.