The E-book that comes with Visual C++ is not bad, it's just not deep nor broad enough and lacks examples, so. Although the C++ Gurus may glean some gems from these titles, they are more likely the ones we passed on to our padawans.
In no specific preference order.
|C++ Common Knowledge |
I own other titles in this series.
review - CodeGuru
review - Amazon
|Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day |
Now this book is the follow-on of the Tech yourself C++ in 21 days book, which I did get to hold in my grubby mits, and found pretty impressive. It's not lightweight mainly because it has space for all of the examples.
|Schaum's Outline of Programming with C++ |
This is the C++ programmers cheat-sheet book, it will not teach you C++, but is a easy to search resource, with just enough example code to show each language technique off. I think this book is a text-book for college courses. This book is so good, I would call it the beginners "paper" version of the online C++ FAQ :
I've not currently got any of these books on hand anymore, so the recommendations are based more on :
I have gotten good books from the same publisher or by the same author or co-authors, or I have had a chance to read and use them.
Remember good engineers are always learning.