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    Good Books or Guides or something?

    I'm new to C++. Basically what I have done is start PHP, get pretty far but not into MySQL or Cookies, move to Python, get halfway through GUI and socket programming and now move to C++. I want to stay in C++. I know all the basics like the loops, ifs, cin, cout, and all that. I want to make a fully functional chat room (In DOS to start with before I get to GUI stuff). Or just make something useful. I've made a readme making program in Python as well as a program to download dictionary terms off the net. That's basically it though, I want to make some sort of small game or something. If someone could point me in the right direction that would help. I know C++ is capable of practically everything.

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    Do a search - this is a regular topic
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    For inexperience programmers who want to learn C++, I recommend C++ How to Program by Deitel & Deitel. For experience programmers who want to learn C++, i recommend Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example by Koenig & Moo.

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    Ok Thanks and yes I will do a search. Is there anything in particular I need to look at in order to do a chat room and/or game?

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    Ok Thanks and yes I will do a search. Is there anything in particular I need to look at in order to do a chat room and/or game?
    Plenty. For a chat room, you will surely need sockets. For a game, you will surely need graphics such as OpenGL, DirectX, SDL, etc.

    Stay away from those though. For now, learn the basics of C++. Look into memory management, classes, templates, object oriented design, and a host of other things that I can't think of right at this moment.
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