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4.0 out of 5 stars
Great book, horrible writer, 6 Dec. 2012
The content of this book is spot on and exactly what I was looking for ( a dx9 engine project with explanations ). However I myself am studying computer science with an emphasize on video game development and thus am quite familiar with C++ in general. This book is absolutely horrendous for starters, not only does he dump complete lumps of 200 lines right in front of your face "here add this to your solution", he also forces you to use a lot of conventions that HE finds useful, completely denying the fact that you yourself should discover which conventions YOU find useful. Not to mention that he comes across as a cocky bastard.
So if you're looking for that little guidance that you need to get started with dx9, take it.
If you're looking to get started with C++ I'd recommend reading Beginning C++ through game programming 3rd edition (same series) first, I also have that book and its so good at helping you with the basics (and is not written by a loony).