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    Unhappy Freshman college student needs help

    I have a class on C++ programming and I am having trouble learning how to program in c++. I have no prior experience programming and I just can't seem to understand the text book I have (Deitel & Deitel C++ How to Program). I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on books that may be easier to understand or something else that might help me learn this stuff. Thanks.

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    Try looking up the FAQ on these forums, that should help a great deal.

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    What are you having trouble grasping?? What can you not get?

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    go through the first few lessons in the tutorial of the www.cprogramming.com page

    I've learned alot from the book "A computer science tapestry: exploring programming and computer science with C++", by Owen L. Astrachan. Easy to understand.

    Make sure when you are shown a program as an example you take time to read it. Basically, start in main and look at the first line and what it does, the go to the next line, whenever you see a function call like add(x, y), go to the function and read it, because that is the way it is executed, at the end of the function go back up to main right where the function is called.

    Most of all practice. If you are having problems writing a simple program from scratch, copy and paste a program you know works, and then try changing things about it to see what happens.

    Also, keep in mind that C++ is designed for organization and easy maintence. Try to space and tab things just like they are in example programs, it won't change the functionality of the program, but it wll make it alot easier to read.

    Do you have access to VC++? If not, I'd suggest looking for the bloodshed compiler, Dev-C++, or DJGPP. I think VC++ is the best, not to mention about the only Microsoft software other than OSs that is worth a darn.

    Good Luck

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    HERE

    Hey. Look no further.

    http://firstpod.tripod.com/cpp21/

    The best online book I know!

    It taught me everything. The best way I think is to go through, and make lots and lots of notes. If you dont enjoy it you wont remeber anything.


    I also wouldnt mind helping you if you have any problems. Email me .. raremetal1465@hotmail.com
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    check it out

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    Anyone know of any other online C++ books?

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    Originally posted by Dual-Catfish
    Anyone know of any other online C++ books?
    http://www.viet-learn.com/books/prog...c++_21days.htm

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    Deitel & Deitel

    What problems are you having with the book? I have the book right here at my desk. Maybe I can look at the page and see what you are not understanding....
    C++ Is Powerful
    I use C++
    There fore I am Powerful

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    For a strong overview of C++ for beginners try 'C++ For Linux' by Sams publishing. This is a C++ book it is not just for Linux by any means, works fine with MSVC++6 or VS.NET.

    The hard core C++ books are as follows:
    C++ Primer 3rd edition
    C++ Primer 3rd edition answer book
    The C++ Standard Library (Josuttis)
    The C++ Programming Language
    I compile code with:
    Visual Studio.NET beta2

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