Beginner projects

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    Beginner projects

    I have covered the topics: loops, functions, pointers, structures, arrays, strings, and file I/O, however, I am looking for practice projects to see if I can put together what I know to create more real world programs (by real world I do not mean several thousand line commercial code). Are there any websites that have good projects like these or do any of you recommend any programs that worked well for you? I do not need answers to these projects, just ideas. Keep in mind I am a beginner, however, a challenge would be a good thing.
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    heres a couple I can throw at you:

    1) make a program that takes in an equation (no variables) and solve it using the normal order of operations

    2) If you are only comfortable making a console app, make a text based version of minesweeper.

    3) I'm not sure how much work you've done with abstract data types (vectors, linked lists, bst's, etc) but look up some you haven't worked with much. If you've only used the STL vector, try making your own! There are tons of different kinds of linked lists, and just as many Trees. If you're really feeling adventerous, read up on Graph theory.

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    Thanks for the help, and can you explain a little more about what a text based version of mine sweeper would be like (not the code, but the appearance of the game)? I am having trouble visualizing this.

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    It would look just like the windows app of minesweeper looks like. Instead of using 3d boxes, you would use, say maybe '#', and a tagged mine can be a * or something. Input would have to be something like "what action do you want to do? What space do you want to do it to?" Not pretty by any means, but the gameplay mechanics are still there. If you wouldn't like to do that, I've seen a text based Tetris before.

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    Hi,

    you could join the flib project
    But I am not allowed to post information about flib.
    But if you are interested please mail me: Christian@Qtforum.org.
    It's a library which provides an easy possibility for programming dynamic websites with c++.

    greets

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