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Old 12-09-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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I community. I have read the following books about C++ ( I love this language) :

- Thinking in C++ Vol I, II
- [EDITED] Effective C++
- The C++ Core Language
- Professional C++
- The Design and Evolution of C++ (I'm actually reading)
- [EDITED] More Effective C++ (I'm actually reading)

What more books do you recommend me???

Thanks!

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Old 12-10-2008, 02:02 AM   #2
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(Don't you mean Effective C++?)
Exceptional C++
Effective STL
Design and Patterns by Gamma et All (language independent)
Code Complete (language independent)
Pragmatic Programmer (language independent)

Probably don't need the following but still good to read:
C++ for Games Programmers
Game Coding Complete

Have a look at my signature for a Book list and an Article list.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for your recommendations. Do you know any books about object oriented analysis and/or object oriented design???
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:34 PM   #4
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(Don't you mean Effective C++?)
Exceptional C++
Effective STL
Design and Patterns by Gamma et All (language independent)
Code Complete (language independent)
Pragmatic Programmer (language independent)

Probably don't need the following but still good to read:
C++ for Games Programmers
Game Coding Complete

Have a look at my signature for a Book list and an Article list.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:11 AM   #5
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Design and Patterns by Gamma et All
Is that the one by the infamous 'Gang of Four'?
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Yep.

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I community. I have read the following books about C++ ( I love this language) :

- Thinking in C++ Vol I, II
- [EDITED] Effective C++
- The C++ Core Language
- Professional C++
- The Design and Evolution of C++ (I'm actually reading)
- [EDITED] More Effective C++ (I'm actually reading)

What more books do you recommend me???

Thanks!
Dam dude, you've read more books on C++ than I have on anything computer related!

You'll probably learn more through practice and experience at this point, w/ a good reference book for questions.

But just to recommend something, Ill namedrop The Pragmatic Programmer, one of the few I've sat down and read.

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Old 12-19-2008, 01:42 AM   #8
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Thanks, I have read excellent review about The Pragmatic Programmer
I bought Object Oriented Analysis and Design With Application (Booch)
I think that is an excellent book for now (I'm in Chapter 3)
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Thanks, I have read excellent review about The Pragmatic Programmer
I bought Object Oriented Analysis and Design With Application (Booch)
I think that is an excellent book for now (I'm in Chapter 3)
Cool

I'll still reccomdend you disregard books for now man. Practice, practice practice (care bear montra?)

That shit works. Stop reading and start doing. Read when you need to man!

W/ all your reading, take a look at the way assassins creed did it's animations. Can you come up w/ a way/design to accomplish the same thing? If not, what have your books taught you?

here are the steps to becoming a game programmer imo:

1.) Write your own vector object
2.) Create tetris
3.) Render 10k+ particles at greater than 60 fps on modern hardware
4.) Take your tetris clone and "hack" it into break out.
5.) Depending on the ease of transition of your tetris game to break out, redesign tetris in a way that going to/from breakout isn't more than a 30% re-write
6.) profit :P

Basically, books are great for ideas, but nothing can compensate for actual experience.
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Don't forget to read useful non-technical books like 'Mythical Man Month', 'Peopleware' and 'Getting Things Done' to name a few examples.
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