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    Arrow Programming Newbie

    I am interested in anyones advice on the best way to learn C++ in the most inexpensive way possible on XP.
    Lord Optix

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    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. 
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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Thanks the info will be greatly considered.
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    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.

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    http://alex.stuybox.com/ebook/
    I have 2 ebooks there right now...
    A Dummies Reference to C++ and Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days, hope this helps =]

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    the best way to learn C++ in the most inexpensive way possible on XP
    the most inexpensive way is not learning it,just kidding...if you want my advice start learnig c first and then shift to c++,but why do i suggest such thing?

    1.c++ was built upon the foundation of c so it is hard to learn c++ without learning c.
    2.c++ is an extended version of c that supports oop(object oriented programming) so the only thing you need to learn when shifting from c to c++ is oop.
    3.c++ contains and supports c

    get yourself a book and start reading ,the book dose not matter that much,try coding some programs while reading.open source programs can help alot i have learned many things from programs coded by other people!

    some linx:
    http://www.knowledgehound.com/topics/cpp.htm
    http://www.stickysauce.com/scriptdirectory/c/
    http://www.gustavo.net/programming/c.shtml
    http://www.planet-source-code.com/
    http://www.cpp-home.com/
    http://www.cprogramming.com/
    http://www.hotscripts.com/
    http://www.stud.arch.ethz.ch/~vasummer/doc/c.html
    http://www.programmersheaven.com/
    http://www.codeproject.com/
    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/C++Programming-HOWTO.html
    http://www.cppreference.com/
    http://www.gustavo.net/programming/c.shtml
    http://www.cuj.com/
    http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/jwo/teaching/c_prog/
    http://www.norfolk.navy.mil/oasys/c/files.html
    http://www.ca-osi.com/
    http://www.cplusplus.com/
    http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/C++Programming-HOWTO.html
    http://www.hotscripts.com/C_and_C++/
    http://www.tcfb.com/freetechbooks/bookcpp.html

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