I have been learning to program for about a year now. I started with C and moved on to c++ straight away because I thought this would suit my aims best.
I would like to make a 3d game eventually but in the mean time I am aiming for 2d, maybe of the 'defender' level of complexity.
So my main problem is learning alone means you have no idea how well or badly you are doing.
I have been working through teach yourself c++ in 21 days and am nearing the end of that book. Still, none of the programs it gets you to write are very interesting in their results.
I just wanted to know, given that I enjoy the challenge which even this level of coding offers, how long before I am impressed with my own work?
I am fairly easily impressed by the way.
Any tips on best next stage? Win 32? OpenGL?
Did anyone else follow this path of solitude?
I'm just hoping you don't all turn out to have thousands of buddies who code too and a degree/masters or whatever.
Any comments/tips would be helpful