After learning C++ enough to start writing things on your own...
Seeing books 300-400 pages long written on 1 subject such as templates, kind of brings you down... you know?
Its like these books are actually saying "You still don't know $$$$." even after you spent hours/days studying code.
"Fundamentals, Sorting etc.." I even saw a book titled "How to NOT program in C++." I feel like I have to read every book out there before I can offically say, "Ok, now I can program something on my own." ... you know??
Sure, I still write things on my own; but it just feels incomplete... like there is something I could have done better.
Is this really necessary??