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    Help needed please.

    Hello, im new here and am trying to learn C++ i've read through all the tutorials up to and including lesson 20 but im absolutly stuck for ideas of practice programs to make to use the information taught in the tutorials.

    please if you could i would really appreciate it if you would help me by dumping some of the practice programs you made or know of that would help me better learn the ideas taught in the tutorials.

    thanks.

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    I'd suggest getting a book. Tutorials generally just teach you some basics, but they aren't geared towards learning how to program. Most books will give you examples and have you build on those examples and then give you assignments of programs to write.

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    What interested you to learn programming? I'd suggest you start to do some simple things related to that.

    Or solving some math problems are usually a good way to practice looping and logic.

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    woah, quick replys thanks.

    As for getting books, Ive tried that allready without much success first I went to the library and there is nothing to do with programming or C++ I even checked a few electronics stores i suppose its because I live in new zealand ... because im 17(Cant get a credit card ) and have stingy parents they wont let my buy a book online, although i really want "Beginning C++ Game Programming".

    Which may answer the other question, i originally got into learning C++ mainly because of games, ages ago when i first discovered programming i used QBasic, then GameMaker, then Flash and Actionscript but i want to ACTUALLY make something from the ground up, i think that would be fun. anyways ill give getting a some books another try, until then have any ides? I really want to learn this.

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    There are a few places on the net where you can get free e-books. I only know of one though. http://mindview.net/Books/TICPP/ThinkingInCPP2e.html

    With a quick google search I was able to find this link....it looks like it has urls to more free online books.
    http://www.freeprogrammingresources.com/cppbooks.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaktaK
    woah, quick replys thanks.

    As for getting books, Ive tried that allready without much success first I went to the library and there is nothing to do with programming or C++ I even checked a few electronics stores i suppose its because I live in new zealand ... because im 17(Cant get a credit card ) and have stingy parents they wont let my buy a book online, although i really want "Beginning C++ Game Programming".
    ebay is your friend, you can usually get good programming books there dirt cheap, any technical books at that. I once got a $125 calculus book on ebay for $2.50

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    www.programmingtutorials.com helped me out alot. search google also!

    you don't need to buy a book to learn C++, its the easiest language ever, however, it's the most vast. You need some goals, what do you want to do with C++? Networking? Game programming? Application Programming? Database Programming?

    Everything beginner you can find on the web, introducing you to the basic stuff. The only books I would buy is something specific related to the field you want to program in(dont trust All-in-one programming books claiming to teach you everything, they are ........). But yea, search the ........ out of google for C++ Programming tutorials and I guarantee you will find all you need to get started.

    PS. It helps ALOT to start out with C before jumping into C++.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durban
    PS. It helps ALOT to start out with C before jumping into C++.
    I'd have to disagree ^10.

    C++ is easier to use, strings, less structure required (dont need all variables declared at top of function, or return 0, etc), and the functions are more simple.. malloc? c-style strings are harsh. strcmp? wth.

    I started out with C, quit, and came back to C++.. most tutorials mention that to learn C++ you dont require C knowledge, and its usually better if you dont have it because its harder to get rid of old habits from using C.
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