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Pro Great introduction to programming for game development
C++ is a large topic to tackle, which can be overwhelming for beginners looking to learn it for Unreal Engine 4. It's hard to know where to start, and what would specific aspects would be the most beneficial to learn.
This book does a great job of introducing C++ with the immediate goal of applying it to game development with UE4.
Pro Paced well for a beginner
This book is ideal for developers who are looking for an introduction to both C++ and UE4.
Set-up is well explained, and concepts are clearly presented using interesting and helpful examples.
Con Teaches Unreal Engine 4 secondary to C++
The book is split into two, with the first half teaching C++ and the second half is applying that knowledge to Unreal Engine 4. Though this book is a great introduction to UE4, it has more of an emphasis on teaching C++ so doesn't go too deep into any UE4 concepts/features.
Though published recently (February 2015), it's already becoming outdated. Because EU4 is frequently changing, some of the code provided in the book is no longer accurate.