January 25, 2011

List of good C++ books

For the beginner
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1. C++ Primer - Stan Lippman, Joseé Lajoie
2. Thinking in C++ (vol 1 & 2) - Bruce Eckel

For the intermediate programmer (perhaps new to C++)
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1. Accelerated C++ - Andrew König, Barbara Moo
2. The C++ Standard Library: Tutorial and Reference Guide - Nicolai M Josuttis
3. C++ Templates - Nicolai M Josuttis, David Vandevoorde


For the practising C++ programmer
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1. The C++ Programming Language - Bjarne Stroustrup
2. Effective C++ 3/e - Scott Meyers
3. More Effective C++ - Scott Meyers
4. Effective STL - Scott Meyers
5. More C++ Gems - ed Robert Martin
6. The STL Tutorial and Reference Guide - Dave Musser, Atul Saini (the ANSI standard edition)
7. Exceptional C++ - Herb Sutter
8. The C++ Standard Library Extensions: A tutorial and reference - Pete Becker
9. More Exceptional C++ - Herb Sutter
10. C++ Common Knowledge - Steve Dewhurst
11. Beyond the C++ Standard Library: An Introduction to Boost - Björn Karlsson
12. C++ Coding Standards: 101 guidelines ... - Herb Sutter, Andrei Alexandrescu
13. Large Scale C++ Software Design - John Lakos

For the Advanced Programmer
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1. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable object Oriented Software - Gamma, Helm, Vlissides, Hodgson
2. Modern C++ Design - Andrei Alexandrescu
3. Exceptional C++ Style - Herb Sutter
4. Template Metaprogramming: ... - Dave Abrahams, Aleksey Gurtovoy
5. Imperfect C++ - Matt Wilson
6. Pattern Hatching - John Vlissides


For the language and standard junkie
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1. The Design and Evolution of C++ - Bjarne Stroustrup
2. Inside the C++ Object Model - Stan Lippman


Advanced books on specific topics
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1. Boost Graph Library - Jeremy Siek, Lie-Quan Lee, Andrew Lumsdaine
2. Standard C++ IoStreams and Locales: ... - Angelika Langer, Klaus Kreft
Older books
1. C++ Gems - ed Stan Lippman
(especially the part on Templates - includes original articles from Czarnecki, Eisencker and one more whose name I forgot)
2. The Annotated C++ Reference Manual - Stroustrup, Margaret Ellis
3. C++ Gotchas - Stephen Dewhurst
4. C++ Programming Style - Tom Cargill
5. Advanced C++ Programming Styles and Idioms - James Coplien

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