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Books on UE4 C++ programming

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    Books on UE4 C++ programming

    I just picked up UE4 wanted to start to learn its C++ api. It seems that most of the tuts are videos. So I am looking for either a good series of tuts in textual format, or even better eBooks.

    I have found a few books on UDK (which I'm assuming) is based on UE3. Is that an ok starting point? I know it is dated and many changes since, but is there plenty of overlap?

    So far as I know, there are no C++ books dedicated to UE4.

    I would suggest the following:

    *Get a good background in C++ programming. Books by Stephen Prata (C++ Primer) for example should be a bonus.

    *If you want to get game focused C++ training, I would recommend the game programming online courses from (Disclaimer! I am not associated with this institute. Just took a few courses.)

    *Another great resource is the book by Mr.Mike "Game Coding Complete, 4th Ed". I refer to this book constantly:

    *Before jumping head first into the UE4 rendering code, if you want a gentle intro to rendering, try Frank Luna's book "Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 11"
    Luna has a website for the code examples. Be sure to compile, run and dissect the code. Needs a Visual Studio 2010 environment though.

    *UE4 code uses a lot of patterns. Singletons, component patterns etc. The following is great resource:

    You need to be really comfortable with C++ before you jump into UE4 code. Without offence, do you have any previous programming experience in C++?


      Once you are at a comfortable level with C++ , you can take the C++ coding tutorial officially released by UE4. Go through the code and dissect it. There are other people on YouTube too, who have posted their UE4 C++ tuts.

      Good luck.


        If you missed this thread, here's a great list of resources: Getting Started: C++ Gameplay Programming References