The capabilities of C++

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    The capabilities of C++

    While I was reading my C++ book, a few questions came to my mind, and I would be happy to get thier answers:

    1. is it possible to make windows apps using C++ ?
    2. is it possible to make Linux apps using C++ ?
    3. is it possible to make 3d games using C++ ?

    I think all the answers are "yes", but in my book, C++ doesn't seem to do such powerful stuff, all the codes in the book are made for MS-DOS, and they're just dealing with basic mathematical stuff.

    So, is it just the basics I'm reading, or it's just what C++ is all about ?
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    To write windows apps, linux apps, and 3d games, you usually use a library and an API to control things. The stuff books teach you is the core of C++; something you need to know before branching out.

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    Originally posted by ygfperson
    To write windows apps, linux apps, and 3d games, you usually use a library and an API to control things. The stuff books teach you is the core of C++; something you need to know before branching out.
    that means
    1.Yes
    2.Yes
    3.Yes

    but as he said using library/API (such as OpenGL, DirectX, SDL, Allegro etc; if you want to know about any of these search the forum, there are a ton of threads about them).

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    Uha!

    Oh! ok... that's good
    Because my friend is a VB programmer, and we're both bigenners...

    He always makes fun of C++ because I can't write anything but DOS programs, I just wanted to make sure that I can kick his ass in the soon future, cause I know C++ is more powerful.

    Thanks!
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    Your friend will be very suprised soon. As a VB programmer too, C++ is much more powerful and awesome to use. You'll be in ass-kicking mode once you learn core C++!

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    Your friend will be very suprised soon. As a VB programmer too, C++ is much more powerful and awesome to use.
    Yes, but the code is much harder to understand than VB. Java is also powerful as well.
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    VB code gets hard to understand the second the inevitable happens and it turns into noodle code. I've used both, and everywhere the VB is ugly, C++ is beautiful. Of course, it's also a lot harder to use, but it's beautiful. It makes up for the difficulty. *tear*
    Away.

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    Originally posted by Mister C
    Java is also powerful as well.
    i think java must die
    writing code in java is like having someone watching over ur shoulder all the time, and a hand coming out of the screen and slapping ur hand when u do something wrong

    C++ > java

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    Java's great, especially if you want to quickly develop a GUI application.
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    Originally posted by XSquared
    Java's great, especially if you want to quickly develop a GUI application.
    in that case, i'd just wanna use visual basic
    even better, use MS .NET and just have everything use each other

    i really dislike java. i agree, there are a few good points, but for the most part, i despise it

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    Talking Heh!

    I tried learning VB 3 years ago, but I found it REALLY hard to understand, and last night I asked my friend to explain to me the parts of VB code, it's stupid!!

    I still can't understand it, I find C++ easier to understand, and much more fun than VB...

    And guess what, the book that he uses makes fun of C++ programmers!!!

    Teach yourself VB6 in 21 days, Arabic Version... Don't know if that's written in the English Version.

    what a stupid author!!
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