2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A good book for beginners,
By A Customer
This review is from: "Sams Teach Yourself C++ Programming for Linux in 21 Days" (Paperback)
It is a good book, however for those, who doesnt have any programming expirience in the past. Authors explaining everything step by step. I found that first 4-5 days are really borring and i think it could assembled in 1 day. Despite this, you'll start to fill that you actually know something. Author, been an excellent C++ programmer, makes many good points through entire the book, which kept me from skiping chapters. I was never kind of person, who prefers to learn programming using book and thought that learning by reading code is a lot more interesting and efficient, however i changed my mind after reading C++ programming in 21 days. The book is not that much about programming for linux (apart from bonus week, which is 6 more additional lessons), but mainly teaches you C++ and a use of g++ compiler. If you primarily interested in Linux programming and already have some programming expirience, i suggest you buy other book, e.g. Sams Linux Programming Unleashed, which gives you examples in C rather than C++, but pays attention to Linux. The thing i didnt like and think will no be advantageous for newbie is that this book assumes that you already have knowldge how for example binary and hex works at the same time as explains staff assuming that you never seen computer before and author suggests you to read up on what he is talking about in some other book, rather than spending several minutes on explaining it. I give it four stars, because i have really learned many things while reading it, not only programming.