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i've been learning c++ since november but i'm lost.
all i can do at the time being is inputs and outputs, ifs, elses, whiles and
switches. it's all very basic stuff, but i'm stuck there, no matter how
many tut's i read i can't seem to progress any further. what would you guys
recommend? =/

thanks
Jul 23 '05 #1
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Delboy wrote:
i've been learning c++ since november but i'm lost.
all i can do at the time being is inputs and outputs, ifs, elses, whiles and
switches. it's all very basic stuff, but i'm stuck there, no matter how
many tut's i read i can't seem to progress any further. what would you guys
recommend? =/

thanks


You should give yourself a task. Write a small application, something
which you think is fun to do, this helps keeping the motivation. And
while you're at it, read a decent book about C++. Online tutorials are
mostly either way too basic, or way too specific to be of any help for a
beginner.

I think the first program I wrote in C++ was a Windows window using the
Win32 API. Jesus, that was a lot of work to get something which does
basically nothing. :D But at least I had some feeling of accomplishment,
which is IMO essential for a beginner to stick with the language.

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Regards,
Matthias
Jul 23 '05 #2

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Delboy wrote:
i've been learning c++ since november but i'm lost.
all i can do at the time being is inputs and outputs, ifs, elses, whiles and switches. it's all very basic stuff, but i'm stuck there, no matter how many tut's i read i can't seem to progress any further. what would you guys recommend? =/

thanks


Read Gamma, Alexandrescu, Meyers... Try to get high education :-)

Jul 23 '05 #3

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Take a class in it, whether it's at school or one of those free online
classes. No pun intended.

"Delboy" <th********@msn.com> wrote in message
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i've been learning c++ since november but i'm lost.
all i can do at the time being is inputs and outputs, ifs, elses, whiles
and switches. it's all very basic stuff, but i'm stuck there, no matter
how many tut's i read i can't seem to progress any further. what would you
guys recommend? =/

thanks

Jul 23 '05 #4

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Delboy wrote:
i've been learning c++ since november but i'm lost.
all i can do at the time being is inputs and outputs, ifs, elses, whiles and
switches. it's all very basic stuff, but i'm stuck there, no matter how
many tut's i read i can't seem to progress any further. what would you guys
recommend? =/

thanks


Try writing a simple console application:
Tic-Tac-Toe (Naughts and Crosses)
Animal Guessing (i.e. "does it have fur?...")
Towers of Hanoi
BlackJack / 21
--
Thomas Matthews

C++ newsgroup welcome message:
http://www.slack.net/~shiva/welcome.txt
C++ Faq: http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lite
C Faq: http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/c-faq/top.html
alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++ faq:
http://www.comeaucomputing.com/learn/faq/
Other sites:
http://www.josuttis.com -- C++ STL Library book
http://www.sgi.com/tech/stl -- Standard Template Library

Jul 23 '05 #5

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Delboy wrote:
i've been learning c++ since november but i'm lost.
all i can do at the time being is inputs and outputs, ifs, elses, whiles and
switches. it's all very basic stuff, but i'm stuck there, no matter how
many tut's i read i can't seem to progress any further. what would you guys
recommend? =/

Have you read any C++ book? Try "Accelerated C++" by Andrew Koenig,
Barbara Moo and after that proceed either with "The C++ Programming
Language" 3rd Edition or Special Edition (TC++PL) by Bjarne Stroustrup
(the creator of C++), or you can read a book about some specific
platform API (e.g. .NET) and then read TC++PL.


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Jul 23 '05 #6

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Ioannis Vranos wrote:
Have you read any C++ book? Try "Accelerated C++" by Andrew Koenig,
Barbara Moo and after that proceed either with "The C++ Programming
Language" 3rd Edition or Special Edition (TC++PL) by Bjarne Stroustrup
(the creator of C++), or you can read a book about some specific
platform API (e.g. .NET) and then read TC++PL.

That is, "Accelerated C++" -> TC++PL -> Some platform API

or

"Accelerated C++" -> Some platform API -> TC++PL

--
Ioannis Vranos

http://www23.brinkster.com/noicys
Jul 23 '05 #7

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there's some good idea's there, thanks v much
i've looked in colleges in my area for a course but they don't have any
available.
the only place you can get a course is to pay hundreds and hundreds from one
of those home learning places.
it's not really worth it for a hobbie =/
Jul 23 '05 #8

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Little offtopic, but I think it may help.
There is a ftp site with lots of documentation. Absolutely free.
ftp://runnet.ru
Although it's a Russian resource, most of the books are in English(in
pdf and chm format)

Jul 23 '05 #9

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doesn't appear to be working...but thanks:P

"FiSHer" <ol********@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Little offtopic, but I think it may help.
There is a ftp site with lots of documentation. Absolutely free.
ftp://runnet.ru
Although it's a Russian resource, most of the books are in English(in
pdf and chm format)

Jul 23 '05 #10

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