first background on my knowledge: Mainly a web designer. I know html/php/mysql. I have recently decided as a hobby I am going to make small video games. I started object orientated programming with python/pygame. I have recently decided it might be fun to program some stuff for the iphone and downloaded the free sdk. I am currently using Mac OS X leopard and am going to be using xcode. I figured before I get ambitious and jump into iphone 2.0 apps. I would make a game using c++ compiled in xcode. That brought me here.
What I need:
The most recommending beginer tutorial for C++ online preferred of course I don't want to buy a book if I don't have to. I know there was a resources sticky and I did look there but honestly for someone so new I didn't know where to start.
I also need a tutorial on using xcode with c++ specifically. So far I can't find it. Just youtube videos which weren't that much of a help.
Also I have a few questions about c++
1) In python, python itself didn't create an interface. I had to use pygame which I think was referred to as a library(i had to type import pygame at the beginning of every script). with c++ do I need something like that? will it already come with xcode?
2) Are cocoa and c++ the same thing or at least similar. I keep seeing resources refer to cocoa as objective-c. If they are different then is cocoa only for mac? I know that c++ can be compiled to be used both on PC and Mac I was just wondering if Cocoa is the same way.
3) why does it say "carbon c++ application" in xcode when you try to start a new project instead of just c++ app. whats teh carbon mean?
Thanks for your help
EDIT: also is openGL used with C++ and xcode or instead of? Thanks again!
This post has been edited by savepoint11: 05 July 2008 - 08:27 PM