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    Learning C++ (and other programming languages)...

    hey all,

    i wonder from where did mark zuckerberg and bill gates and all the other programming geniuses like that including alex allain learn to program...

    i have tried to learn to program from over a 1000 resources on the net but none of them teaches the languages in extreme detail...

    i read in cprogramming.com that C can be used to write entire OS's.
    but i dont find any resource in the net which arm the new programmers like me with such capabilities...

    can anyone of you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me with a resource to learn to program so that i can also acquire the knowledge, intense enough to be capable of building a mini OS...

    you know - graphics, networking, web crawling and searching, OS building, database management and all this awesome cool stuff..

    guys, i just wanna learn em all..


    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me in finding good resources...

    not necessarily on the net...

    you know- books ,courses etc...

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    As far as I know, Gates and Zuckerberg were not the best on their class...

    I remember an engineer of Microsoft telling to us again and again : In the university, I had a friend you had difficulties passing subjects. Now he is my boss in Microsoft.

    The point is that these two men became what they are today because they are innovative and smart. Good skills in programming are not enough for someone to become like them. These people have something special...
    Sergey Brin also has. It wasn't be that met him on the subway..
    Code - functions and small libraries I use


    It’s 2014 and I still use printf() for debugging.


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    Also mind that it would be more appropriate to post this kind of things in General Discussions thread or on the Tech Board.
    Code - functions and small libraries I use


    It’s 2014 and I still use printf() for debugging.


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    Ahh the popular phrase is "School is a place where former A students teach mostly B students to work for C students"

    As for your question, google is your best friend in this. However you can also search the board on a language to start learning first. Building an empire comes after that

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennisstar View Post
    i read in cprogramming.com that C can be used to write entire OS's.
    but i dont find any resource in the net which arm the new programmers like me with such capabilities...
    So you post in the C++ section implying you want to learn C++, then you say you've heard C is used to build operating systems so you want to learn C instead?
    FYI, both C and C++ can be used to build an OS.

    Typically, one learns by doing. There is no complete source of information of anything. It comes down to practice and experience.
    Want to learn how to make an OS? Make one! If necessary, find some forums where you can ask people specific questions on how things work. Like how to interface with certain hardware components, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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