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    Hey, I am a new member. Also, i'm new to programming. I just wanted to know if my software & book are good sources to learn from. The software is called Borland C++ & Data Tools v4.5. The book is called An Introduction to Computer Science with C++. I am pretty sure the software is a little outdated (1997?). Just wondering if this would be a good place to start. Thanks.

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    This is just my opinion, but I went through my first two classes of computer science learning c++ using the borland command line compiler and I am glad I did.

    C++ has been around for awhile so it's not like there have been drastic changes since 1997 (at the introductory level).

    I think you are good to go.
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    Thanks a lot. I recieved the book and software from one of my relatives who took a computer programming class a little while ago. I didn't know if the software was "up to date", so I held off from learning it. Now that I know that it is somewhat on track I will start studying it. Thanks for your post.

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    Borland 4.5 is a poor compiler. Its ten years old at least. You should aim to get a better compiler ASAP if you are serious about C++. Theres plenty available for free. You can get dev-c here or maybe have a look here . As far as book go the best text I have seen to start learning C++ from is Accelerated C++
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    I would say for learning the language any old compiler will do. When you want to move on such as programming for a modern operating system then you need a new compiler, but there's nothing about the c++ language your going to learn that will be useless information.

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