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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 26 December 2009 - 02:00 PM

Is it possible to use Microsoft visual c++ to make web application, or is it only for pc applications?
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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 26 December 2009 - 02:05 PM

C++ is definitely not the language for web development. But, there are plenty of other programming languages that can be used for this - C# and VB.NET (in the context of ASP.NET), PHP, Java and many more.
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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 26 December 2009 - 03:57 PM

C++ isn't a Scripting/Mark up language like HTML, its an Object Orientated/Procedural language. So designing webpages isn't a feature of C++ or any compiled language for that matter :)
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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 26 December 2009 - 07:07 PM

Will any C++ books suffice for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, or are there specific books for Visual C++?
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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 26 December 2009 - 07:14 PM

check out this site http://www.cprogramming.com/
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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 26 December 2009 - 07:21 PM

But i have to check it out for myself. I have gotta go through and learn more but gotta wait until i get c++ express edition on laptop and go look thorugh the site.
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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 27 December 2009 - 02:41 AM

View PostDavidsen, on 26 Dec, 2009 - 06:07 PM, said:

Will any C++ books suffice for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, or are there specific books for Visual C++?


There are specific M$ books but you may well find that the free information here may be better than a lot of $50 books.
http://msdn.microsof...y/aa187919.aspx
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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:39 AM

View PostDavidsen, on 27 Dec, 2009 - 02:07 AM, said:

Will any C++ books suffice for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, or are there specific books for Visual C++?

There are specific books for Visual C++, but if you're just starting out with the basics you'd do well to avoid them (for now) and focus on learning standard C++ (Books which cater specifically for MSVC 2008 seem to be focused on the .NET framework and a Microsoft language called C++/CLR - which is not the same as C++). Aside from this, there's a lot more to C++ than simply writing applications using MS language extensions.

here are a few reviews for some of the best-of-breed beginner C++ books which aren't specific to Visual Studio.
- "Accelerated C++": http://accu.org/inde...e...ch&rid=1185
- "You Can Do It!": http://accu.org/inde...e...rch&rid=470
- "C++ Primer 4th Ed": http://accu.org/inde...e...rch&rid=778
- "Programming: Principles and Practice using C++": http://blog.cplusplu...d-practice.html

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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 27 December 2009 - 07:51 AM

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C++ is definitely not the language for web development.

There is no reason why you can't write web applications in C/C++. There may be some very good reason why one might shy away from using C/C++ for web programming but one most certainly CAN.

My first CGI programs were written in C, then I discovered that cout is much better at producing HTML than printf... So then I moved on to C++ for a little while (then I took a horribly wrong turn into VB6 for it...)

Any language that can use stdin/stdout can quite easily do CGI programming.

Now I don't argue the point that perhaps for your general web use maybe C/C++ is not ideal... but lets at least be honest. It most certainly CAN be used for web programming. Personally though, I think that if you are trying to do certain types of things such as image manipulation, considering C/C++ might still be your best option.
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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 27 December 2009 - 07:56 AM

Yes it can. But it wasn't generally designed for this task. I am still to find someone who writes web applications in pure C++ and not using any of the programming languages specifically designed for web development.
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Re: Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

Posted 27 December 2009 - 08:14 AM

Who would? I just didn't want the language maligned. Web programming is generally a TON of text processing and lets face it, C/C++ is not the best language for that. Web applications generally need processes to be run numerous times, and for your average C/C++ program that requires a good bit of overhead...

You might write a web SERVER in C/C++ or maybe some utility but generally web applications (which tend to be heterogeneous anyway) need to be very dynamic and are much better done in PHP/perl/Ruby/Python or if you really need the big guns JavaEE/ASP.Net.
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