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Thread: Best language book for C++ builder?


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Chris LeFebvre

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Best language book for C++ builder?  
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  Posted: Nov 22, 2016 6:25 PM
Back in the 90's I used to use Turbo C++ (and Turbo Pascal) but after the release of Delphi I pretty much gave up on C++, recently I got the free C++ Builder starter edition and took the online seminar; this prompted me to take advantage of the promotion Embarcadero is running to upgrade to RAD Studio which includes the Professional version of C++ Builder (I already had Delphi 10.1 Professional) but I'm way out of date on changes to the C++ language since I last used it and I'm sure that I'm way, way rusty on C in general so my question is: What is the best book, language reference to use for the latest version of C++ Builder?
Istan Velo

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  Posted: Dec 5, 2016 12:06 PM   in response to: Chris LeFebvre in response to: Chris LeFebvre
There is not so much new in C++.
I think reading http://www.cplusplus.com should be sufficient.
And you can still use C++ Builder 6.0 Developer's Guide. VCL did also not change that much.
The rest is in the help files (in a more or less bad way). I use the Builder 6.0 help files for faster search and find.

Chris LeFebvre wrote:
Back in the 90's I used to use Turbo C++ (and Turbo Pascal) but after the release of Delphi I pretty much gave up on C++, recently I got the free C++ Builder starter edition and took the online seminar; this prompted me to take advantage of the promotion Embarcadero is running to upgrade to RAD Studio which includes the Professional version of C++ Builder (I already had Delphi 10.1 Professional) but I'm way out of date on changes to the C++ language since I last used it and I'm sure that I'm way, way rusty on C in general so my question is: What is the best book, language reference to use for the latest version of C++ Builder?
Andrew Law

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  Posted: Dec 6, 2016 3:50 AM   in response to: Istan Velo in response to: Istan Velo
Istan Velo wrote:
There is not so much new in C++.
I think reading http://www.cplusplus.com should be sufficient.
And you can still use C++ Builder 6.0 Developer's Guide. VCL did also not change that much.
The rest is in the help files (in a more or less bad way). I use the Builder 6.0 help files for faster search and find.

Chris LeFebvre wrote:
Back in the 90's I used to use Turbo C++ (and Turbo Pascal) but after the release of Delphi I pretty much gave up on C++, recently I got the free C++ Builder starter edition and took the online seminar; this prompted me to take advantage of the promotion Embarcadero is running to upgrade to RAD Studio which includes the Professional version of C++ Builder (I already had Delphi 10.1 Professional) but I'm way out of date on changes to the C++ language since I last used it and I'm sure that I'm way, way rusty on C in general so my question is: What is the best book, language reference to use for the latest version of C++ Builder?

There is an online equivalent for 10.1 available here: http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Berlin/en/C%2B%2BBuilder_Developer's_Guide. Bear in mind that this is mostly covering the Embarcadero-specific Run-Time Library classes/components e.g. TThread, TTimer. Changes to C++ itself are unlikely to be covered here.
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