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« on: February 06, 2009, 12:16:01 am »

Does anyone know a good way to learn C++? Since Visual C++ at my school is being phased out after this year (due to our receding economy Angry) I can't learn it there.

I've tried a couple online C++ tutorials, but they didn't really help me understand. I'm the kind of person that needs to actually do something to learn it, so reading how to use something doesn't stick. I guess I need a more hands-on tutorial than the ones I've tried. Does anyone know of a good one?

(In the meantime I'll try once again to find a C++ tutorial that can actually help.)
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 01:11:18 am »

how much C++ do you want to learn? If you're looking for help at the beginner level, then book stores often sell guides with interactive learning CDs included. I'm not sure if this is what you meant by "tutorial", but that's the best I can think of.

If you already know a lot, then I can't really help you. Might have to wait till college or force your way through an advanced book. From what I know, being a good C++ programmer takes a lot of time.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 11:19:05 pm »

Well if you were planning on spending money to take a college class, there are online schools that will happily take your money. Wink

I personally learned from books and I personally preferred "QUE" books. (QUE == brandname). Try a search on amazon.
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Re: C++
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 09:51:08 pm »

Whatever you do, don't read Bjarne Stroustrup's book. He may have written the language, but he can't describe it worth beans.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 07:46:30 am »

Whatever you do, don't read Bjarne Stroustrup's book. He may have written the language, but he can't describe it worth beans.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 03:42:45 am »

Just get a C++ compiler and start writing some code.  That's the best way to learn.   Also a good forum and website with tonnes of articles and tutorials is gamedev.net.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 10:41:18 pm »

It's the best way to practice; but without a good library reference you're going to do some awfully silly things.

I remember seeing some awful java code written by people who didn't know about the very important classes Math, Collections, and Arrays.
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