C++ total beginnner needs some advice

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    C++ total beginnner needs some advice

    hi! im a 3d artist. but one of my "ultimate" goals is to learn programming. i will learn it eventually in school but that will be in a year or two(i will learn Java).

    so as i said i dont have a clue about c++(ive done some c# but very little(some functions like +, - and text writing to console.))

    so for those that are experienced..what compiler do you prefer(state some free ones).

    ive been at the part of this site with tutorials. i will start form the beggining(duh.) when i will know the basics i want to go into phisicall programming(i dont know if i write it correctly). what i mean is: creating a simple window and a ball that bounces in it(from walls; nothing 3d yet).

    so does any1 know any special tutorials phissical programming for beginners?
    thx for any kind of help or advices in advance!

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    well most use bloodshed's dev-c++ which is free and very good.

    as for the physics programming id suggest you be very patient as that will take quite a while before your up to that standard lol. im by no way experienced, but i have seen the type of code it requries and it is way beyond me at the moment.

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    Its hard... But im here swgh's Avatar
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    Once you have obtained an IDE and compiler, I suggest you attempt a simple tutorial.
    Start with somthing like this as a console application

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using std::cout;
    using std::cin;
    
    int main ( void )
    {
       cout << "Hello World!\n";
    
       cin.get();
    
       return 0;
    }
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    Quote Originally Posted by swgh
    Once you have obtained an IDE and compiler, I suggest you attempt a simple tutorial.
    Start with somthing like this as a console application

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using std::cout;
    using std::cin;
    
    int main ( void )
    {
       cout << "Hello World!\n";
    
       cin.get();
    
       return 0;
    }
    even that looks a little complex imo lol.

    sommit like;

    Code:
    char name[10];
    
    cout << "Please enter your name :" ;
    
    cin.getline(name, 10, '\n');
    
    cout << "your name is " << name << endl;
    would be easier, and has room for improvement.

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    thx for all the help! ill get started right away!

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