On Monday, 13 January 2020 at 10:28:48 UTC, mark wrote:
I'm just starting out learning D.

Andrei Alexandrescu's "The D Programming Language" is 10 years old, so is it still worth getting? (I don't know how much D has changed in 10 years.)

Start with "Programming in D" by Ali: http://ddili.org/ders/d.en/index.html A good all-rounder book for any level, you can easily skip the chapters if you already know the domain. It starts slowly with a lot of detail (which I personally liked) but then gets a bit rushed and sketchy in the end still a **must-read** for anyone who comes from Python or any other "high level" language since a lot of things will be new to you.

After studying Ali's book you will be pretty much ready to code, in fact you'll be ready to code in roughly a week or so since D is such an easy language to pick up ;)

Then you can go straight to "D Cookbook" by Adam: https://dlang.org/blog/2016/08/04/the-origins-of-the-d-cookbook/ Don't start this book if you don't know D at least a little or if you're quite experienced with C++. I find that C++ devs can quickly jump to D. The book is basically a collection of various problems and solutions in D with nice explanations. I am still on it.

"The D Programming Language" book by Andrei: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321635361/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0321635361&linkCode=as2&tag=dlang-20&linkId=BOLS7NQK6MXCZTMG I really enjoy Anrei's style of writing but I think this book is mostly an good evening read that is -- it is more about the history and ideas behind D. Good for high level understanding of the language concepts. (Correct me if I am wrong because I haven't read it fully yet).

Finally, you have plenty of materials on dlang website:

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