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    Question Newb question on c++

    I hope this is the right section for my newb question.

    I have taken some c++ classes in HS and now in college. The problem is that I am looking over my courses that I have left to take there doesnt seem to be anymore c++ classes... I have learned a great deal in these classes, but I want to learn more. Most of the programing has had all the output on a screen like the comand prompt in windows, so I guess my question is where do I go to learn more? I have looked on google but I dont seem to be finding what I am looking for... I am probably looking in the wrong spots... any advise would be greatly apreciated

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    DR

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    Don't know if it's something you'd be interested in or able to do but you can program Lego robots in Not Quite C. The name is pretty accurate. It's great fun. What kind of programming to you want to do?
    If a turtle doesn\'t have a shell is he homeless or naked?

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    As much as I underestand you would like to improve your programming skills.
    if so, try to search for source codes and see how they are written, also read tutorials.
    I've posted some links in "network and win programming" thread , but I'll mention them here too, they have tons of information.

    http://www.programmersheaven.com/
    http://www.planet-source-code.com/
    http://www.cplusplus.com/
    http://www.cprogramming.com/
    http://www.codecranker.com/
    http://www.itrevealed.co.uk/
    http://www.techtutorials.com/
    http://www.mindview.net/Books
    http://www.steveheller.com/

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    I recommend "Thinking in C++, 2nd Edition" by Bruce Eckel get it at http://www.mindview.net/Books/DownloadSites. I like this book there's sources included and it's free (rare at present times ). Just a must download if you want to learn C++.
    Give man a fish and he will ask for more.
    Teach man to fish and he will never ask again.
    \"Chinese proverb\"

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    Thanks for the sugestions

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    What classes have you taken so far in college, and what classes do you have ahead of you. Some of the class titles/descriptions may not say anything about C++ but probably use it as their language of choice.

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    i also suggest C++ Program Design by james cohoon and jack davidson and u may also like to get hold of annotated C++ by bjarn stroustrup(i'm not sure abt the spellings) for a reference book

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    divinerogue, maybe you should try doing some "visual" c++ programming. It might be more interesting to make things like windows and color ect.

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    I have taken some c++ classes in HS and now in college. The problem is that I am looking over my courses that I have left to take there doesnt seem to be anymore c++ classes... I have learned a great deal in these classes, but I want to learn more. Most of the programing has had all the output on a screen like the comand prompt in windows, so I guess my question is where do I go to learn more?
    Well said, I have taken a remidial course in C++ and it was limited to console apps in Windows, and just like you I wanna learn more too. I went as far as arrays and did not get into pointers, classes and more about doing subroutines effectively.

    From looking about at different compilers, OS's and IDE's, I discovered there are vast differences in what is used in GUI apps were simply mind boggling... MFC, GTK+, static linking, dynamic linking, widgets, and the list goes on and on... I understand your frustrations perfectly.

    Thanks for posting the question... now I see where I need to go about learning where I left off without all the classroom filler and stupid stories my professor likes to talk about (He was always bored and quickly gave up after several stpid questions and constant reiteration). Great post


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    If you have not yet learned classes you may want to do so before trying to get into any GUI stuff. Pointers & classes are a huge part of C++, it is very importaint to get a handle on those. Pointers especially are very tricky for most people, so have some patience for that.

    The reason I say this is that GUI libaries such as MFC, GTK, etc - are a collection of classes. In order to use them (and fully understand what your doing) you should have a good understanding of classes and object oriented programming.

    These are just my thoughts- I just think it would be easier to learn and get a grip on importaint aspects of the language before you get into programming GUI's and such.

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