Need some words of wisdom from C++ programmers....

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    Red face Need some words of wisdom from C++ programmers....

    I am learning C++ right now( using Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days)....after learning like 17 hours out of 24 of C....the book was horrible I HAD to stop for my sake of my sanity...... and sometimes even to do some practice problems I have to go a look back at some source codes to see how things are done because I don't quite remember everything but when I see the codes I pretty much understand them and know what to do...is this a normal behavior for a newbie?
    There are some real morons in this world please do not become one of them, do not become a victim of moronitis. PROGRAMMING IS THE FUTURE...THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!!!!!!!

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    I would say thats pretty normal.
    After a while you should start to remember how things are done.
    I am just learning windows programming from Tricks of the windows game programming gurus, and i keep double checking how things are done.
    The best programmers don't know everything by heart. They are able to look things up and understand how to use em

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    thanks that really help
    There are some real morons in this world please do not become one of them, do not become a victim of moronitis. PROGRAMMING IS THE FUTURE...THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!!!!!!!

    "...The only real game I thank in the world is baseball..." --Babe Ruth

    "Life is beautiful"-Don Corleone right before he died.

    "The expert on anything was once a beginner" -Baseball poster I own.


    Left cprog on 1-3-2005. Don't know when I am coming back. Thanks to those who helped me over the years.

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    Ay

    That's pretty normal. Programming is not as complicated as people think.

    A really good book I recommend for anybody is Thinking in C++ by Bruce Eckel. You can get it from www.planetpdf.com/ . It's very useful.

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    wow!

    wow elchulo2002,
    u just grabbed my thought,I too was pondering over whether I'm the only person on this earth who keeps checking back the orignal reference(as a Newbie),and the replies by the gurus boosted my confidence ,to think I am not abnormal!!

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    That's nothing. I've found the best way I learn is to skim through the chapters I've already read, going back over stuff I've learned, before ever starting a new chapter. Whatever I'm learning now, I probably won't see how it's applied to the big picture until later chapters, and I seem to find new sentences in earlier chapters that I seemed to pass over before.

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