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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book BUT not for the absolute beginner., 4 May 2011
This review is from: Beginning C++ Through Game Programming (Paperback)
If you have a basic grasp of C++ then this book is perfect and fun.
If you are a complete novice with no prior programming experience then this is not the book for you. Like most "Beginners" books the first chapter or 2 is easy to follow then the pace picks up far too quickly and you get lost.
For the absolute beginner to C++ there is only 2 books to choose, Programming Principles and practise using C++ and C++ A Beginners guide.
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Initial post: 24 Jan 2012 11:05:16 GMT
A. O'Carroll says:
Very much agree. 'C++ A Beginner's Guide', I found, was better for the absolute beginner.

Posted on 16 Sep 2012 19:03:58 BDT
Matthew says:
you really think Programming Principles and practise using C++ is easier than this book? i was going to buy that book but a lot of reviewers are saying its too difficult for beginners. I dunno which to choose:(

Posted on 11 Oct 2013 18:49:47 BDT
Lector says:
I wish I'd seen your review before I bought this!

TOTALLY agree with you. Like FAR TOO MANY so-called beginners' books it was dead easy for about 2 or 3 chapters, after which it may as well have been written in Martian. It may be a useful book for the future, but for now I'm using and actually understanding C++ A Beginners Guide.
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