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Discussion in 'Software' started by lord nicon21, 13 Oct 2005.

  1. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

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    I want to learn C++ i'v looked on the web and have a number of sites.

    but i was thinking it would be cool to find some one who learnt off the web and books. I want to know which sites and which books were best for you and how did you go on about it?


    thanks
     
  2. EarlGrey

    EarlGrey New Member

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    I used Sams' "Teach yourself C++ in 21 days", and it was surprisingly good. After that I just wrote some programmes teaching myself along the way. If there was something I wanted to do, I would find out how to do it then rather than try and think what I would need to learn.

    Having some websites such as http://www.thecodeproject.com/ or others with lots of examples is a good idea.

    Good luck!
     
  3. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

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    ok cool i don't really know what i want to do with c++ yet but it would be nice to know how it works and i'll think of some programs to do
     
  4. dfhaii

    dfhaii internets

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    Start small, command line apps, then build it up when you get to know more. I used a combination of books, and MS VC++ 6 as an IDE.

    Good Luck!
    Col
     
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  6. JazzXP

    JazzXP Eh! Steve

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    Yeah, start with C, then move on to C++. They're similar, but C++ is for using Object Oriented design (basically. There's a little more to it than that though), which when first starting can take a bit to get your head around.

    Also, you can try Java to get some concepts down first. The way we learnt at uni was Java (with OO design) then C, after that, C++ was a breeze to learn.
     
  7. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    I'll second the Sam's Teach yourself book. I used it to (suprisingly) teach myself C++ during my 3 year Games Computing degree. Coupled it with an OpenGL book too, but that's another story...
     
  8. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

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    cool i'll see if i can get that book ... if i find it too hard to teach my self i'll get pay for lessons
     
  9. serial_

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    Also, look for some eBooks. There's a lot out there you can snag without infringing copyright laws, and hey if you live in sweden... then yipeekayae!

    But yes, i will also sustain the advice to RTFM.

    - serial_
     

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