As you can see, i’m new to all of this and whatnot. I’ve been quietly
observing this forum for a week or so now… and figured I’d actualy ask
for some guidance on what books to buy to start teaching myself some
What is a few good books to learn C++?
What is a few good books to learn php?
Note; I’ve tried to look for myself, there is just soo many books out
there, it’s kind of difficult to make a decision on which to try. I’ve
bought 2 already, and they tend to ramble for 200 pages about what php
is, and it’s uses, but barley teach any of the actual coding to you.
Just so you know why I ask -
I want to learn php for personal uses, since I enjoy web development(at
least what I’ve seen of it from highschool classes).
I want to learn some basics of C++, assuming I’m going to be using it
when I go to college for programming.
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I suggest just going to your neighborhood book store and seeing what
choices they have, look through them, and choose what you think is
If all else fails you can order a book online, but it is always better
to see it before you get it.
Why do you think this forum is any more accurate than Amazon reviews? :)
For C++, I’d recommend the following authors:
- Stephen Prata has one of the classic tomes
- Bruce Eckel’s books
- Herb Sutter
- Head First series, get the patterns and the design ones.
For PHP books, I don’t know. Never used it.
Idk, the point was to just ask you guys what you’ve personally used,
isntead of reading hundreds of reviews of different books. =]
Oh and for php, I’m good now, I think I’ve found a good book. I started
reading it yesterday night and I’m learning pretty fast from it.
I think “How to program C++” by Deitel is good for beginners. It’s a
different approch to that which most other programming books that I have
it only says relevent information.It shows you the techniques, rather
than just presenting you with something and saying how to use it.
And for PHP The Complete Reference is perfect book.The book covers the
very basics right from installing and configuring PHP.