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    Best way to learn c++

    Hi guys, I am taking a new module at college. C++. With no experience I would like to seek advice on which published book would be good to learn from for a novice and is there any site where I can download a C++ software to create my own programs ?

    Thanks a lot. And cool board. Good to know there is a place to share questions.

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    http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/ That is where I learned to program in C++. About a C++ software to make programs, you can download Dev-C++ for free at http://www.bloodshed.net/ If you are looking to pay money for the top of the line, I recommend Microsoft Visual C++, It's nice. Also, this site http://cprogramming.com has some tutorials for learning C++. Good luck man.

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    Lots of book reviews here (with handy recommended/not-recommended rating for each book): http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/publ...nner_s_c__.htm

    Also, search the board as this has been discussed every so often, so you'll find a good bit of info.

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    for reference on the standard C/C++ functions, I go to http://www.cppreference.com

    IMO, the best way to learn any language is to jump right in and begin coding. if you plan to further your knowledge of programming (and by doing so computers in general), don't plan on learning everything you need in a classroom. most of what you need to know you really have to learn on your own by hanging around places like this message board and experience...

    On this board, I found alot of people to be helpful, but I have probably learned the most about C++ from prelude, and the most about comptuers in general from Bubba... Zach L. also has alot to contribute, but don't use my experience as a guide, because you'll find out who knows what pretty fast around here...

    another tip: don't just pay attention to your own questions - watch other people's questions and the answers to them, especially if you already know the answer. you'll find that there's often bits and peices of information you never knew you never knew...
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    hello, im planning on making a full conversion mod for half life 2. i myself know not how to code(one reason why i am here)....however, i AM interested in learning how so that i can make tweak changes on the fly if need be. so my question is...

    is moding half life 2 a way to just "dive in?"

    and how long till i can i make a topic??

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    is moding half life 2 a way to just "dive in?"
    No, a better way to dive in is with much simpler code.

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    ooook....

    is there a program i should pick up to start? note that im on linux.

    and seriously....why wont it let me make topics on the recruitment board?

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    I think you should really start with a tutorial...
    But if you really want to dive in with some source code check out
    http://directory.fsf.org/
    The programs are of varying complexity so choose one that isn't really big hard.

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    is moding half life 2 a way to just "dive in?"
    It's a way to dive into a brick wall... Try working your way up by programming simple games and stuff. That's what I did, and now I'm programming a full blown random map generator for a dude creating a CivIII type game.

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    If you're on Linux, you have one advance against Windows users - you probably already have a C++ compiler on your computer (gcc-g++)...

    You should first start reading tutorials on cprogramming, then you can switch to GUI programming (GTK, wxWidgets,...)...
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    C++ in 24 hours is good for novies. you can also see Thinking in C++ volume 1 it is free

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