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I want to learn C++

Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:05 PM

Hi I've been wanting to learn C++ for a while now but I can't find a fun and interactive way to learn it. I've got a book from Wrox for C++ 2008. I tried to learn from it but it's not that fun. Do any of you know a fun way to learn C++?
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#2 Denis1  Icon User is offline

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Re: I want to learn C++

Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:08 PM

maybe (I am not too sure) you could try game development, it can be fun making games, but i think you need a good understanding of C++ anyway.
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Re: I want to learn C++

Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:11 PM

Fun, interactive, and C++ do not belong in the same sentence.

Sorry, but the learning curve is very high, so you won't really be doing anything fun for a while. And interactive? No, that's not C++.

So, you'll have to choose. Either you're willing to slog through C++ and the details. Or you pick another language.
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Re: I want to learn C++

Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:12 PM

One way that I learned was following the book Beginning C++ Game Programming by Michael Dawson. Between that book and the internet I was able to discover a lot about the language.
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:45 AM

View PostSkaggles, on 28 June 2010 - 03:12 PM, said:

One way that I learned was following the book Beginning C++ Game Programming by Michael Dawson. Between that book and the internet I was able to discover a lot about the language.



Sorry that this is completely off-topic, but Env, your website has many grammatical errors and doesn't look very professional.
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Re: I want to learn C++

Posted 29 June 2010 - 03:33 PM


I know it isn't the most attractive way, but getting a good
C++ book and working through it is really the only way to
learn it. You can't do much if you don't know the language.
Most (tutorial style) C++ books are laid out so you can master
at least 1 chapter per week. It won't take long... if it's
your first language however, it might take longer.

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Re: I want to learn C++

Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:03 PM

i learn everything i know about c++ from the web, it's not really interactive but my favorite site when i was first learning was cprograming.com. i found the logical complexity of programing fun in and of it's self once i got the hang of it. i tried two times before to get into c++ but gave up as nothing was making sense, (i found later that this was mostly due to the fact that i was searching for things without there proper names) the first program i made was converting a program that converted Celsius to Fahrenheit, it took like three days for me to understand anything about it, about a year later i made a text based game based off of an old game called Camel. sometime later after that i made a textbased game in witch you wondered though a maze trying to not run into a monster but still get to the end of the maze(it had a really bad maze generating algorithm though). shortly after that i learned how to use SDL and just recently have been learning things like OpenGL and embedding Lua into applications, and most recently inline assembly, but this is just what i did in c++, other things that helped me where learning Visual basic to learn OOP and flash with action script helped me understand game dev and OOP better as well
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:54 AM

You can try to learn C++ programming cartoons. There is a free book available: http://www.webcartoo...-way-to-learn-c
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Re: I want to learn C++

Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:00 PM

You might like to see this ...

http://developers-heaven.net/forum/index.php/topic,46.0.html

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