After C Primer Plus... for fun
I am almost finished with this book at ch14 now. I picked it up because I love computers, and I always wanted to learn a bit more about programming, and due to a furlough from my profession now I had the time to finish a book on the subject.
But what now? Obviously I realize I don't know how to program in C just because I have read the book. Perhaps I could do more exercises. Or I could read C++, but that somehow does not really attract me. I would like to do something that is a bit more interactive, hopefully more entertaining and C++ seems it is just more C but different syntax and some new ideas. Also it would be nice to do something at least remotely useful (to me at least). i.e. I would love to write a little program that logs into my company's ra site, downloads my schedule and emails it to me. There is like 3 logins, one after the other to get access to that portion of the website, and it is a major pain in the butt. PHP would fit the task, also it seems PHP can be quite interactive since everything is web oriented lately. May be I should read a book on that language.
On the other hand it would also be cool to learn about some GUI (for windows... like API32? I think) that I can connect to C. Doing anything in the console is just not that fun.
One thing is sure. Now that I have spent 2.5 months with this book, I would like to keep up what I have learned. Any ideas are welcome.