Kernighan, Brian, and Dennis Ritchie_. The C Programming Language_. Prentice, 1990. ISBN: 9788120305960.
- Known as “K. and R.” This is the original book on C and writen by its creator. However it’s quite old, so it does not cover C99.
Stroustrop, Bjarne_. The C++ Programming Language._ 4th ed. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2013. ISBN: 9780321563842.
- Bjarne Stroustrop is the creator and eternal guru of C++; the 4th edition is very recently updated for C++11, so this is an excellent resource.
Meyers, Scott_. Effective C++: 55 Specefic Ways To Improve Your Programs And Designs._ Addison-Wesley Professional, 2005. ISBN: 9780321334879_._ [Preview with Google Books]
———. More Effective C++: 35 New Ways To Improve Your Programs And Designs. Addison-Wesley Professional, 1996. ISBN: 9780201633719. [Preview with Google Books]
———. Effective STL: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of Standard Template Library. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2001. ISBN: 9780201749625.