After C++

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    After C++

    I think this topic goes here, not to sire though???

    I'm very nearly finished the C++ tutorial on this website and would like to know, what tutorial should I do next? Eventauly I want to make a 2D platformer with enemies, so what tutorial is the best to do next?

    Thanks

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    Have you read the advanced tutorials too?
    Adv. Tutorials
    To sharpen your skills, go through people's past problems on this forum, and try to fix the problem without looking at other people's solutions first. You may also want to skim over some more C++ FAQs to sharpen your skills even more.

    Practice makes perfect! Good luck soldier!

    --EDIT--
    You may also want to try:
    Java --> C# --> VB.NET
    And since you've used C++, you'll absolutely LOOOVE JavaScript & PHP!

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    If that's the kind of project you're hoping to move onto, learn a graphics API next.

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    Consider a beginning C++ book. These tutorials only touch the surface. Or, search the web for every C++ tutorial you can find! There is another tutorial at cplusplus.com.

    Assuming you want to learn Windows graphics, take a look at this tutorial. Windows programming is not easy, and you're probably not ready to jump-in yet, but the tutorial will help you figure-out when you're ready. Windows Programming is almost like learning another language. Standard C++ is used to make your progrm do something useful, and with the addition of the Windows API library, it can look good and be easy to use too.

    Also, when you feel you're ready for Windows programing, get the book Programming Windows by Charles Petzold.

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    Also, when you feel you're ready for Windows programing, get the book Programming Windows by Charles Petzold.
    I can't second that enough. It's the windows programming bible.
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    I'll take a look into the book... wow! It's the same price as a game here(EU), I'll never pay over a tenner for a book! I'll do the tutorials on www.cplusplus.com I think first, I'm not the most confident C++er in the world.

    PS. Is there a cheap place online wher eI can buy the Programming Windows by Charles Petzold?

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    Unhappy Technical books are expensve.

    Yeah, technical books are expen$ive! You can probably find a used copy online... maybe an older edition. (I'm still using an outdated 4th edition.) Or, just wait awhile... the dollar gets weaker every day!

    I think most of my computer / programming books have cost about $30 USD. I don't think I've ever spent less than $20.... about the same price as the typical "best sellers." It's not unusual to spend $80 for a textbook.

    The best deal is Thinking in C++, by Bruce Eckel. It comes in two volumes, which you can download FREE in PDF format, or purchase hard copies ($70 for the pair). This is an intermediate to advanced book. (It was actually written as a beginning C++ book for experienced C programmers.)

    Some popular books and amazon.com prices:

    The C++ Programmig Language, by Bjarne Stroustrup ($49.39)
    Accelerated C++, by Koenig, & Moo ($33.81)
    C++ How To Program, by Deitel & Deitel ($78.66)
    Last edited by DougDbug; 01-18-2005 at 04:21 PM.

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    Are any of those really good and suggestable or are they just as good as learning C++ form this site and www.cplusplus.com? Also id Windows Graphics the best or is some other thing better for some strabge reason?

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