In this episode of book reviews we look at two books: “The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup” and “The C Programming Language by Kernighan an Ritchie”.
The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup
This is an excellent book from the creator of the C++ language Bjarne Stroustrup.
But you should be warned! If you are looking for a book to learn C++ language from scratch, you should not choose this book.
(Beginners should look for the book: C++ Primer Plus).
This is an excellent book for people who are already familiar with the concepts and syntax of the C++ language. (All the concepts and syntax are richly explained.)
Because of the way it is written (meticulous, lots of detail on one page, etc) this is not a book for the absolute beginner or novice programmers.
This is a book for the intermediate and experienced programmer. If you are looking for a C++ language reference book, look no further.
This book is an essential addition to a C++ programmer's library.
| Author(s):Bjarne Stroustrup | Language:English | ISBN:0201327554 | Publisher:Addison-Wesley(3 edition) |
The C Programming Language by Kernighan an Ritchie
This book has for over twenty years been the best way to learn C.
This book focuses on the language itself. I especially liked the exercises and the C source code examples.
(The solutions of the exercises come in a separate volume.)
You will not only learn the concepts and syntax of the C language but also learn much about good programming style,
the value of clear comments, code reuse, etc.
A little warning: this book is not an introductory programming manual. It assumes some knowledge about basic programming concepts.
But this book is an essential addition to every programmer's library.
| Author(s): Kernighan and Ritchie | Language:English | ISBN:0131103628 | Publisher:Prentice Hall(2 edition) |