Thanks to @ConstantineXVI for pointing this out…
Programming C#: Building .NET Applications with C#
I’m not always impressed with books published under the O’Reilly label. I usually find them much more useful as a reference guide than a learning tool.
This book, however, stands out. As someone well-versed in Java and C++ concepts, this book was a helpful introduction to C#. Whenever a topic was presented in which Visual Basic, C++ or Java differed, there was an information box for the section pointing out the differences in C# compared to the other language mentioned.
How Not to Program in C++: 111 Broken Programs and 3 Working Ones, or Why Does 2 + 2 = 5986
I expected many great things from this book. I got mixed results. I usually enjoy figuring out “Bugs of the Day” and the like, but this was book was largely a mix of grading papers from an introductory programming class and debugging buggy programs at work.
- Debugging printf format specifiers and forward slash for escaping characters.
- A few fairly long programs with somewhat trivial errors.
- Bugs encountered as a result of optimizing compilers.
- Exploring of lesser used features of the C/C++ language
- Some interesting puzzles to find where initialization and/or destruction order went wrong.