Top 5 Books For C++ Programming Language

Top 5 Books For C++ Programming Language…

Hey, Everyone, I am Prakash Mishra, I would like to tell you some of the best Books for C++ Programming language right from basics to advanced level.

There are two types of people, firstly those who are quite comfortable to watch videos and learn programming and secondly those who love to read books. Both of them possess their individual advantages and disadvantages.

As everyone knows the founder of the C language is Dennis Ritchie and C++ is the extension of the C language whose founder is Bjarne Stroustrup. And I have made a complete roadmap of how you can start doing the coding.

C++ is one of the oldest languages that’s why companies are using it as the main language for e.g. Google, Facebook, Linked In, Microsoft, etc. I have done a lot of research and then I have chosen the best 5 books for each language and there a bonus for newbies.

Following are the list of all the books:

1. The C++ Programming Language(4th Edition):

The author of this book is Bjarne Stroustrup who invented the C++ language. This is the first book that describes the C++ language completely and it’s great to learn from the inventor.

Highly recommended to those who have little bit knowledge of programming not for a newbie( or beginner).

It covers all the concepts of C++ language from basics to advanced level and it also included pure C++11 which helps programmers to express their ideas clearly, easily, write code faster, and many more.

You can buy from here.

2. C++ Primer(5th Edition) :

“C++ Primer” has written by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie, and Barbara E. Moo. Firstly, this is highly recommended for beginners who want to start their journey to learn the C++ language.

The main feature of this book is, firstly it introduces the C++ standard library from the outset which helps you to write useful programs without having a deep knowledge of the language. Secondly, it also updated the newly released C++11. It helps you to learn the programming language fast and it is highly effective.

You can buy from here.

3. Effective Modern C++: 42 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of C++11 and C++14 Paperback:

“Effective Modern C++” is written by Scott Meyers. He is well-known for his efficient C++ book series.

The latest version of C++ it includes several topics like:

  • The pros and cons of braced initialization.
  • A smart pointer makes functions.
  • The relationships among std:: move, std:: forward, and many more.

The main feature of this book is it introduces programmers with C++11 and efficientC++14 which includes features like auto type declarations, move semantics, concurrency support, and lambda expressions. Learning these features helps to make your software efficient, maintainable.

You can buy from here.

4. Accelerated C++: Practical Programming By Example:

The author of this book is Andrew Koenig and Barbara E. Moo. This book is for the Advanced level. The main focus is on the practical approach, how you can write your programs in very little time.

Basically, this book is quite different from other books. It started with C++ data structures and algorithms which helps you to write code immediately.

You can buy from here.

5. Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++:

This book is designed for beginners and programmers who want to improve their skills and technique in the C++ language.

This is a massive book (over 1300 pages) which helps you to structure your code and how to apply all the content.

In the first few chapters, it begins with the description of how the book is structured and understands the contents because it has a lot of exercises and discussions which may confuse beginners.

You can buy from here.

You can also download pdf .


There are 2 more books which are very good for beginner programmers. This book is only for beginners who don’t know anything about programming. It is written in such a way that all beginners can start their journey in a simple way and understand all the concepts very well.

1. C++ for Dummies:

This book is totally for a newbie who has never created a single program in their life. All the chapters are very easy to read and understand which helps you to write your first code. Written by Stephen R. Davis.

You can buy from here.

2. Sams Teach Yourself C++ in one hour a day:

This is an excellent book for newbie as it is written in a very simple language. It has a lot of exercises and all the chapters explained their topics by the use of source code or example which is very good for beginners.

You can buy from here .

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I hope you enjoyed the list. Select one or two books depending upon your programming skills and start your beautiful journey as a coder. Share this list with your friends. Comment down if I have missed an important book that should be on the list. Also comment down If you are using anyone of them it helps others.

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