When you started
When you first started C++ were you really confused?
I've started reading the "whos afraid of c++?" guide on this site and so far i'm on lesson 9 and I get some of it but alot of it is confusing and I can't remember much of what is what... even though I take notes on it.
Should I try something simpler like VB, or visualc++ first or should I try and keep going?
Whenever I look at examples of source code my head explodes ._.
I know i'll have to eventually learn it for making games and bigger application projects...
I'm pretty sure that everyone (if not, most) are left scratching their heads when they're starting out, including me. I'm still very much a beginner, but I have learned a few things. The only thing I can tell you is that you shouldn't give up if things get too hard. I find that, even when I don't understand a concept the first time around, it'll suddenly hit me when I least expect it. Also, stick around the boards often and read the threads and if you can, try to answer other peoples' questions. You can learn a few things from teaching/helping others.
I seem to learn things in spurts. When learning C++ I would fly along until I hit a new concept unlike anything I already knew, then I'd feel like I was going around in circles trying to figure it out; then out of nowhere I'd have the "aha" moment when the new concept would finally make sense. After that I'd be flying along until I hit the next plateau...
I've been interested in it for a while... But I only started 'learning' it, about a week ago, so i'm pretty confused about everything I see. I'm not going to stop though... I'm doing it as a hobby, im interested in it and it's entertaining. The large paycheck is just a bonus. A massive bonus.