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Linux-based C++ books

Teach Yourself C++ for LINUX in 21 Days (With CD-ROM)
by Jesse Liberty, David B. Horvath
Our Price: $31.99
Paperback - 1109 pages 1st edition (May 15, 2000)
Sams; ISBN: 0672318954 ; Dimensions (in inches): 2.28 x 9.10 x 7.35 Sales Rank: 88,147
Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars Based on 3 reviews.
Tom Swan's GNU C++ for Linux (Professional Dev. Guide)
by Tom Swan
Our Price: $39.99
Paperback - 848 pages Bk&Cd Rom edition (December 6, 1999)
Que; ISBN: 0789721538 ; Dimensions (in inches): 2.01 x 9.13 x 7.42 Sales Rank: 80,051

Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Based on 6 reviews.
4 of 5 stars Good book for learning/understanding C++ under Linux., March 12, 2000
Reviewer: Rob Wehrli (see more about me) from Phoenix, AZ
Tom's book is a very good product especially well suited for those people coming to C++ from other worlds or just picking it up as a function of the popularity of Linux. The included source code compiles without problems and the easy introduction into GUI programming alone is worth the asking price. I tend to disagree slightly with some of Tom's purely OOP discussions, however, the basics are well covered and presented so that they are easy to follow and enjoy. Tom's use of the STL under Linux is a good example of how the book is useful right away for those already with some understanding of C++. Remember when unzipping under Linux to use the -L switch for LOWER CASEing the filenames, and you'll want to mv to These kinds of "flaws" are probably potential troublespots for true beginners, however the book is really a fun and great addition for any developing Linux fan or anyone just discovering the wonders of C++. The book is incredibly easy to read and understand, which is more than half the problem with 99% of the remaining books on the subject. The depth of material is well presented in code, however, I think I can do without several directories of "empty.txt", which are used in the source file as place holders in chapter-named directories without source code. Overall, the Amazon discounted price makes the book an exceptionally good buy IMHO. If you're a full-on OOP purist, you'll probably not like this book as much as I did. I especially liked the Xlib and V GUI presentations, as both are quite easy to immediately implement and use from the generous examples provided in source code. I don't think you'll find a better "X-primer" out there. My personal congratulations to Tom for such a fine piece that is easily worth 5 stars when a tad bit more "conceptually pure OOP" is applied to the second edition ;)


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Sams Teach Yourself Qt Programming in 24 Hours (Teach Yourself -- 24 Hours)
by Daniel Solin

Our Price: $23.99
Paperback - 456 pages 1 edition (May 19, 2000)
Sams; ISBN: 0672318695 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.05 x 9.09 x 7.41 Sales Rank: 51,059
Average Customer Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars Based on 8 reviews. Write a review.
Programming Qt (2nd Edition)
by Matthias Kalle Dalheimer
Our Price: $39.95

Paperback - 552 pages 2nd edition (May 15, 2001)
O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 0596000642



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