February 13th, 2003, 02:46 AM
I am interested in anyones advice on the best way to learn C++ in the most inexpensive way possible on XP.
February 13th, 2003, 02:54 AM
February 13th, 2003, 03:21 AM
Thanks for the links. I'll check them out, I'll let you know if they help and I'll let you know if I need more.
February 13th, 2003, 04:22 AM
If you really want to learn get c++ books, some of them come with an introductory version of MS Visual C++ . I suggest you the books because they come with many exercises that you can practice while you reading that will help you in developing programming skills and they can be use in the future as reference. go to www.Deitel.com
February 13th, 2003, 04:34 AM
not to add to your list of things to learn, but since you're using XP, you will want to look into Cygwin. check out www.cygwin.com. it's basically a program that lets you run a mini version of Linux on top of windows. it comes with gcc (C compiler), g++ (C++ compiler), and a bunch of other compiler and interpreter tools. plus, you can find lots of other stuff ported to Cygwin like clisp and icarus verilog. all-in-all a great tool if you would prefer to start with command-line style programming and are interested in learning more about Linux. good luck.
February 13th, 2003, 05:02 AM
I'd like to recommend the same book I've recommended in the past. Starting Out With C++.
Most legitimate university textbooks for c++ are pretty good. This is the one I started with and I love it. Jorge is correct, the Deitel books are very good, too. However, I've used them in classes before and the one thing I didn't like is that they bold all the key words and subjects and headings and all the important points and then pretty soon the whole page is in bold and it makes it VERY hard to pick out the important points. Anyway, maybe it's just me but that drove me crazy. But, to be fair it is a good book.
As far as an IDE I like (and I'm in the minority on this one) MS Visual C++ 6.0.
You may also want to check out Bloodshed.
When you ask such as broad question as this you will get so many opinions (and maybe a few facts). My advice is to check out a variety of the links and advice you receive and choose the one that works best for you....because, ultimately, YOU are the one who will be using it.
February 13th, 2003, 05:03 AM
Thanks the info will be greatly considered.
February 13th, 2003, 05:11 AM
Just take a course at your local college, I took a class last semester and learned a lot. If you're into books then the ones mentioned above should be enough to get you programming.
February 13th, 2003, 12:23 PM
I have 2 ebooks there right now...
A Dummies Reference to C++ and Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days, hope this helps =]
February 13th, 2003, 04:56 PM