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    Hi everyone,

    I am 13 and want to start C++ programming.

    Am i too young?

    I have bought the book," C++ Without Fear", it looks like a good beginners book ?

    Also it says C++ is a good language to start on?

    Could someone answer my question ,thnx.

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    1. No.

    2. I don't know as long as you don't see a void main there it might be ok.

    3. It's the one I started on and look at me now. Wait that's a bad example nervermind.
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    Am i too young?
    Maybe. I started when I was about 14. But I couldn't stay interested enough in it at the time and didn't return to programming until a few years later.
    I have bought the book," C++ Without Fear", it looks like a good beginners book ?
    I've seen it in the bookstores, but haven't looked at it. But I doubt it's sufficiently better than "Accelerated C++" to make me change my default recommendation for a beginner's text.
    Also it says C++ is a good language to start on?
    C++ is not a good language for learning. It's possible to learn C++ as your first language, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea. I'd say Python is the best mainstream language for someone new to programming. Eventually you'll find your way to C++, but by then you'll have a much easier time of it.
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    mm...i started at C++, then went to C (went @$$ backwards, lol) and i like C more than C++. however, i never bought a book or anything for either.. i just read online tutorials but that could be why it took so long to pick up because i'd done stuff with C++ for quite a while without being able to really DO anything.. lol. but i do really like C.. and most of what you can do in C (i've heard about 85%) can be used with C++ but some people dont like statistics and that could just be bs . lol

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    /* my 2 cents */
    And they say, "Penny for your thoughts"... rip off...

    Am i too young?
    Not necesarily. I started C++ when I was 11 or 12. It was a bit hard for me to understand then, and I already had some experience with BASIC (though having used that different style for so long may have actually hindered me). There are a lot of young members on the board, so this is a good place for you to get help and resources. It may take a while, but stick with it and you'll get there.

    I have bought the book," C++ Without Fear", it looks like a good beginners book ?
    I haven't heard of it - but if you start picking up bad habits, you'll be corrected very correctly when you post code for help with problems. There are a lot of tutorials available online, and it may be a good idea to also review some other sources of information on a particular concept when you finish what your book has to say about it.

    Also it says C++ is a good language to start on?
    Yes - it's a very popular choice. It's not the simplest language, but it's straightforward. And if you only ever learn once language, C++ is a good candidate. It's very well-rounded and versatile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_mackrory
    And they say, "Penny for your thoughts"... rip off...
    haha...well my thoughts are declared char thoughts[2], i needed extra space for the NULL character
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    I am learning programming for the first time, with C++.
    Granted I am in a college class, but it does not seem too hard.

    More power to you if at that young you can set your mind to doing something like this and actually do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enahs
    I am learning programming for the first time, with C++.
    Granted I am in a college class, but it does not seem too hard.

    More power to you if at that young you can set your mind to doing something like this and actually do it!
    exactly. its a lot easier to go into a class and learn something where you have structure and requirements rather than getting up the self motivation to just do it with probably very little structure and only requirements you set by yourself.
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    C++ is a great choice for a language, as for your first.. well as long as you know you wont lose interest, and continue learning from well explained books. I'd go with Accelerated C++ if this is your first programming experience, as you really don't want to lose interest and return a few years later.. as least thats what I regret doing. If you dont lose interest and continue learning c++ from the books that early, you should have some good knowledge before you even leave highschool, which is a nice asset.
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    haven't seen any computer when i was 13...

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry181091
    Hi everyone,

    I am 13 and want to start C++ programming.

    Am i too young?
    Yes. There should be a law that prohibits programming, playing games, or otherwise using a computer intil age of puberty (usually about age 40 or so).

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    what about spelling & grammar?
    or otherwise using a computer intil age of puberty
    lol
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    I am 13 and want to start C++ programming.

    Am i too young?
    i wouldnt say its too young as i am only 14 and seem to be doing......ok. lol.
    and i didnt know anybody as young as me used C++!! lol
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    I am 13 also, so don't feel alone! (I did untill you started this thread!)
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    I'm 14 myself. Iv'e been glued to the computer since I was 4. Been modding games and scripting since I was 11. Started 2D game design with GameMaker at 12(I think). I then moved to VB at the beginning of 13...quickly got bored, and jumped into c++ and OpenGL in the same year. Now i'm 14 (15 in october), and am writing a full next-gen 3D game engine, with a beta release coming up soon. So there, you can program at an "early age". Starting with scripting and moding really helped me though. It teaches you all the little things that you can't get from a tutorial or book...I don't know what they are exactly, but they're there.

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