Top C++ books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of C++

Understanding the concepts of C++ starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

Accelerated C++ introduces a radical new approach to teaching C++. It starts with the most useful concepts rather than the most primitive ones, so the student can begin writing programs immediately. It describes real problems and solutions, not just language features.

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C Primer Plus

C Primer Plus

C Primer Plus is a conversational-style book aimed at those new to C programming. A friendly and easy-to-use self-study guide, this book will be appropriate for serious students of programming, as well as developers proficient in other languages with a desire to better understand the fundamentals of this core language.

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Functional Programming in C++

Functional Programming in C++

Functional programming in C++ offers several benefits, such as improved code readability, improved code maintainability, reduced complexity, and improved code performance. Additionally, functional programming in C++ encourages the use of abstractions, which allows code to be written more quickly and with fewer bugs

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C++ Template Metaprogramming: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques from Boost and Beyond

C++ Template Metaprogramming: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques from Boost and Beyond

C++ Template Metaprogramming sheds light on the most powerful idioms of today's C++, at long last delivering practical metaprogramming tools and techniques into the hands of the everyday programmer. A metaprogram is a program that generates or manipulates program code.

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C++ Primer

C++ Primer

C++ Primer provides an introduction to the International Standard on C++, covering both the language proper and the extensive library that is part of that standard.

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Specializations and Deeper C++ Knowledge

You've got your basics in order – time to move on to some advanced and specialized concepts. C++ is evolving every day, these books can help you master it.

Advanced Metaprogramming in Classic C++

Advanced Metaprogramming in Classic C++

Advanced Metaprogramming in Classic C++ aims to be both an introduction and a reference to C++ template metaprogramming (TMP); TMP is presented in the book as a set of techniques that will bring a new style in C++ and make code exceptionally clear and efficient.

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