Awkward problem in learning c++
Hello all, some of you may have seen me around these forums with some 'noobie' questions a few weeks back. I haven't really posted since.
The reason for that is because I keep getting stuck in the tutorials. Even though theyre covering fairly basic techniques (once you get to understand them), it simply takes me several days per tutorial to have any idea as to what it's about.
The problem isn't so much that I wouldn't be cut for C++ (or atleast, I'd like to believe it's not the problem), I'v been PHP developer for some time now, and around a year after I started doing PHP I took the PHP certification study. I had similar problems here, getting stuck on things that are actually really easy.
So what do I think is the problem? Well I'm dyslectic. When doing coding in general, this doesn't really hold me back, when reading simple things, I don't really have much of a problem. However when reading more complex things, or things I'm not familiar with, I simply can't get it through my head.
I'v always been someone to learn as I go, it's how I learned PHP, it's how I graduated at college. Keepign a half ear open and going without any studying at home, simply because it wouldnt work for me.
So my question is, if I want to learn C++ as I go, simply developing small applications. Where should I start? What kind of applications can I start on which I can sink my teeth into with limited 'training'? Perhaps it's useful for me to say in which direction I intend to go, which will be 'anti-cheat' software for games.
Hope it wasnt too long of a read, if you've read it all, good job :), thanks in advance.