Begone foul demon!

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    Begone foul demon!

    I'm only going to do Win-32 API stuff from now on. Just finished my last class in C, and I'm going to just focus now on Windows programming. Never again shall the dark box be summoned by my code.
    Ramble on...

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    Sounds nice, but in reality you will still want to test little parts of your code on the propmt while you are designing the bigger project.....


    Well I do whenever I do get round to any WIN32API

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    This post is nonesense. You have a lot to learn in the console. Are you Bjourne Stroustrup?

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    >>This post is nonesense. You have a lot to learn in the console. Are you Bjourne Stroustrup?


    LMAO, dean we should get together for beers one of these days, you crack me up
    What's a matter you no like peppi?

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    Yeah sure. Maybe in two weeks or so when my semester is over.

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    you don't need to learn too much stuff in console before the jump into the Win32 API. I mean, there's always stuff left to learn, but why try and learn it all before moving onto win32?

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    I've been doing console stuff for 2 years so I think I'll be okay. No I'm not Bjarne Stroustrup, and I don't claim to be.
    Ramble on...

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    I'm about to get into WinAPI. I'm getting Charles Petzold's Programming Windows. I don't want to fully get rid of console, but it will not even get close to WinAPI. I know how you feel, Evenflow.

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    you don't need to learn too much stuff in console before the jump into the Win32 API. I mean, there's always stuff left to learn, but why try and learn it all before moving onto win32?
    KEN, you don't even know C++ yet. Learn some OOP.

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    I don't want to fully get rid of console, but it will not even get close to WinAPI. I know how you feel, Evenflow.
    Win32 is a C library.

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    What I think Garfield is saying is that he still finds console programming useful, however, to write applications that will be more advanced, Win32 API is the way to go. Yes I realise that it is uses C, however, I don't wish to program console apps anymore unless I have to. I'm looking to programming as a possible career, so the more Win32 API programming I can do the better.
    Ramble on...

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    Do you know OOP? Also there are whole volumes on algorithms. It takes about 2 years to have a good grasp on C++ console. I don't mean just a little understanding. You will likely need that if you want to program for a career.

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    Yes I started C++ not long after C. But I'm doing Java next year so I haven't gone into C++ as much as I would have liked. Yes I am familiar with OO concepts and programming. And yes I am familiar with UML.
    Ramble on...

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    Sounds good. Well I guess it wouldn't hurt to dabble in API's, but if you do not have a firm grasp on C++ than it's a crying shame. How are you going to create efficient wrappers?

    The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup
    The C++ Standard Library by Nicolai M. Josuttis
    Algorithms in C++ Sedgewick

    These books should come first. This is just my opinion. I don't think you can get far into API use and development without them, although it does not hurt to dabble.

    In any case good luck.

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    Thanks, I'll look into those books.
    Ramble on...

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