Useful C++ & Programming Books
I have found these to be the most valuable C++ and general programming books, and it's probably a good idea to drop a few titles during the interview to impress the interviewers. There are probably some new ones out too that are quite good, but these helped me the most
- Effective C++ by Scott Meyers
Absolute must-have classic C++ book. No excuse for not having this one.
- More Effective C++ by Scott Meyers
Great follow-up to his first edition. Also essential.
- Code Complete by Steve McConnell
Classic general programming book. First book I devoured after getting my first job. Invaluable general info on writing good code.
- C++ Coding Standards by Herb Sutter
In depth look at some of the more esoteric aspects of the language. Good advanced book.
- Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel
This was the first book that really made things click for me as I made the transition from C to C++. This is the book that made me "get it" as far as understanding the whole object oriented thing. I have high regard for Mr. Eckel due to this book, and his recent foray into my favorite language, Python. His Thinking in Java is also highly ranked on Amazon.