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    Im a begginer

    Hi, im new to c programming and I would like some advice.
    And Ill like to join a group or something, give me a little help here...cause I ve readed some tutorials and stuff, but the problem is that I dont know what to do, and I like human teachers more than learning by myself

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    Sounds like you really want to find a local class you can attend.
    Any online forum requires at least some capacity for self study, the medium is simply too slow to match face to face tutoring.
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    You should start by attempting exercises from one of the many tutorials on the internet. When you run into trouble, and have absolutely no idea what to do, post here for help.
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    silly question but do u have a compiler already? then following the tutorials is easy.

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    I was the same way starting out... I understood all the tutorials, but it didn't help until I actually got a little human guidance... all you'll really need to do is give yourself and assignment and complete it... keep doing that with every new thing you're trying to learn, and keep going until you learned the topic...
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    I started learning just over a week ago. Someone told me this site, I read through the tutorials and tried some small projects of my own.

    I just posted here if I had a problem.

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    yeah, don't follow this site's tutorials too closely... they're pretty outdated... you're better off going to the FAQ and hanging around the message boards... also look around at http://www.cppreference.com
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    or get a $20 book like teach yourself in 21 days, i like this book im on chapter 5 hehe, the more i read the more i want to read more too bad i might have started a bit late

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    Community college?

    If you live in the US, there is probably a community college nearby... If you are old enough to attend. (You usually have to be 18 years old, and be a high school graduate to enroll full-time, but you can also usually "take a class" without meeting these requirements.)

    You have a good chance of getting a really good instructor in a community college. Most "Computer Science" instructors at a CC will have a real interest in computers and programming, and possibly a "day job" as a programmer.

    You could also check into Adult Education classes. I think these classes are run by the local school districts. They are for people who want to learn something just for fun, as well as for adults (and younger "drop-outs") trying to earn their GED. I took a BASIC-language adult education class once.

    FYI - Like many others here (about 1/3rd of us?), I'm learning C++ on my own, but it's (at least) my 4th programming language.

    Or like InvariantLoop suggested, get a copy of Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days, by Jesse Liberty. It's alot like taking a class. he explains everything clearly. There are questions and exercises at the end of each chapter (day) and answers and solutions in the back. He jumps right into the C++ language without much discussion about what computer programming is, and he doesn't tell you how to install or use a particular compiler... And, some people hate all of the "21 days" books.

    silly question but do u have a compiler already? then following the tutorials is easy.
    Yeah, but getting a compiler installed and configured is usually a pain... It might take a few hours to get your first "Hello World" program running. It would be really helpful if there was a real human physically there to help you get started. There is a list of free compilers at TheFreeCountry.com.

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    thanks

    Thanks to all the people who answered my question, and Im not from the usa...Im from dominican republic

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougDbug
    getting a compiler installed and configured is usually a pain... It might take a few hours to get your first "Hello World" program running. It would be really helpful if there was a real human physically there to help you get started.
    getting a compiler up and running isn't hard at all, and the 'Hello World' program should take no longer than a few minutes... at least with Dev-C++... all you need to do is download the compiler, install it, create a new source file, write the code, compile + run, and you're done with your first program...
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