Roadbump on my personal C++ Freeway.

This is a discussion on Roadbump on my personal C++ Freeway. within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I have recently been getting back into programming and have gone very far in my C++ Primer Plus book and ...

  1. #1
    Ethernal Noob
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,901

    Roadbump on my personal C++ Freeway.

    I have recently been getting back into programming and have gone very far in my C++ Primer Plus book and it's been a while since I've had a programming course. Back a few years I took Programmming I and it was with C++, and I passed with an A, becuase I was very interested in it and studied it on my own time. Now I'm starting classes at my university and am re-taking Programming I because the language is now java. I learn that Programming 2 and further are also under java. Now I always hear how powerful C++ is and can see how effective it is as I study it, but now that I'm taking programming I in java, should I hold off in learning C++, or should I continue learning it. I asked the teacher and he told me that 'programming isn't just about the language' but how true is that, why are many programming courses shifting to java?

    Will it be hard for me to learn java while at the same time continuing to study C++?

  2. #2
    VA National Guard The Brain's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Manassas, VA USA
    Posts
    903
    you should stick with java because that is what your university is using.
    • "Problem Solving C++, The Object of Programming" -Walter Savitch
    • "Data Structures and Other Objects using C++" -Walter Savitch
    • "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" -Kip Irvine
    • "Programming Windows, 5th edition" -Charles Petzold
    • "Visual C++ MFC Programming by Example" -John E. Swanke
    • "Network Programming Windows" -Jones/Ohlund
    • "Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours" -Michael Morrison
    • "Mathmatics for 3D Game Programming & Computer Graphics" -Eric Lengyel

  3. #3
    Ethernal Noob
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,901
    Well I know that, I was asking should I continue with C++?

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    7,328
    Your first priority should be to focus on Java and learn what your school is teaching you. Trying to learn the techniques and methods appropriate to two different languages will distract you from your real goal which should be to learn how to program in general. After you are comfortable with Java and your basis in programming, you can go back to C++ to expand your knowledge. If you do have a lot of time now, then continuing to learn C++ wouldn't be as bad because you would theoretically have time to learn syntax and techniques specific to each language while not diminishing the effects of the programming classes you are taking.

  5. #5
    Ethernal Noob
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,901
    IT's just frustrating because I'm almost halfway through the book and learned quite a bit, to abandon it for what could be a year or so is odd.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    7,328
    Unfortunately that's the real world as well. Just as I feel I am getting a good grasp on C++, I will be moving to a Java based project soon.

    The basics of any language are not important, so you shouldn't feel like you wasted your time on C++. You will be in a much better position to learn Java now, and in a much better position to re-learn C++ later, thanks to the time you spent already.

  7. #7
    Dae
    Dae is offline
    Deprecated Dae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,034
    Thats actually a good thing. That way when you are done with your Java programming courses you wont be rereading the entire C++ book (only half reread). Learning techniques in Java will help you in any other type of programming anyway. I would hold off, since you would have to spend a lot of time studying and make sure you dont confuse the two languages (if you're studying Java and C++ on the same day, that could likely happen).
    Warning: Have doubt in anything I post.

    GCC 4.5, Boost 1.40, Code::Blocks 8.02, Ubuntu 9.10 010001000110000101100101

  8. #8
    Ethernal Noob
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,901
    Then it's decided, thanks guys. Hopefully I will be able to pass this class since i have some experience with programming.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. New personal record
    By VirtualAce in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-10-2005, 08:21 PM
  2. Personal People Finder
    By Coder87C in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-12-2005, 03:26 PM
  3. SuSE Linux 9.1 Personal ISO
    By RazielX in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-07-2004, 02:09 PM
  4. Personal messages disabled temporarily
    By webmaster in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-11-2001, 06:25 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21