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    I'm not really interested in just leeching off of others work, by letting them do it for me... But, I would like someone to Help me, learn how to program. Post back, with an AIM sn.. or Yahoo IM or MSN Messenger sn..

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    Do you have a compiler installed? Do you know anything at all about programming?

    You should probably get a good book on C/C++ and read it. Plus install a compiler if you haven't already.
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    http://gcc.gnu.org/
    here is a good starter compiler.
    if you can learn this, any ide will be easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach L.
    I agree; Dev-C++ is a wonderful place to start, assuming you are programming in C++. The best way to learn programming in whatever language is through a good book. Check out amazon.com and do a search for whatever language you want to learn. If you don't want to spend any money right away, check out programmingtutorials.com, or better yet, programmersheaven.com. Both have tons of tutorials to get you started on whatever you language you want to learn. By the way, you won't be able to hang on to your first free compiler forever. If you want to get serious, you'll have to buy a pro compiler eventually, like Visual C++.

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    If you want to get serious, you'll have to buy a pro compiler eventually, like Visual C++.
    Not true. The compiler that comes bundled with the Dev-C++ IDE is the GCC compiler. Lot's of commercial software is made using GCC (although, you will want to get more familiar with what the compiler can do -- i.e. what options there are, how to set them, and when).

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    i found a good free online resource.
    http://www.cppreference.com/
    and here is a site of good details from Bjarne Stroustrup
    http://www.research.att.com/~bs/C++.html
    as for gcc, I'm a fan of open source and GNU, so gcc is perfect for that.
    if you intend to get into linux or unix, the majority of the compilers are based on this backend, so it is good to know for that also. The only issue that is a little tricky to adapt to is the fact that it is a command line compiler w/o any front end installed on top of it.
    you can fix this with an ide, but i would suggest wait until you know more about code before you look into fancy programming gadgets. it is very powerful, and learning from that and a text editor would be a best first step in my opinion. but any idea at all is good to imbrace when learning. take it all in.
    Zach that was sweet. I like that idea.
    Last edited by xviddivxoggmp3; 08-07-2005 at 03:51 PM.
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