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getting started with C++

Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:03 PM

i want to know how to start the thing.i simply can't get the hang of it. will be grateful for guidance.
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Re: getting started with C++

Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:12 PM

Which complier/IDE are you using?

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i want to know how to start the thing


Do you mean the compiler or the C++ language?
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Re: getting started with C++

Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:16 PM

First you need a compiler to compile the source files that you write.

I suggest downloading the free version of Microsoft's Visual Studio.
http://www.microsoft...2010-Visual-CPP

Then you need a book or tutorial to help you get coding.
C++ for Dummies

That is not the most up to date version but you can't beat $.99 for a book. That book is still up to date by the current C++ standards. It's just not the newest.

Practical C++ Programming

Free C++ Tutorial

Your main problem will be, if you have never programmed before, setting up the IDE. If you download Visual C++ Express edition then you can follow this tutorial for getting started.
Polymath's Getting Started in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
This information will apply to the 2010 version as well. They didn't change much in the way of looks.

After that, you will need many free hours to learn.
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Re: getting started with C++

Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:33 AM

i have got a compiler. i meant that programming is a subject in my undergrad course. we have studied till structures and functions but i cant get the hang of loops and they seem to be the building blocks of all this stuff.
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Re: getting started with C++

Posted 14 May 2010 - 09:03 AM

Loop tutorial

What book are you using that can't explain loops?
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Re: getting started with C++

Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:31 AM

View Postwaji10, on 13 May 2010 - 08:03 PM, said:

i want to know how to start the thing.i simply can't get the hang of it. will be grateful for guidance.


You may like to see:

Beginning Computer Programming (with C++ ... )

at the link below
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