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    Getting started with networking

    I've had no idea about networking until recently (the last few days) and I just started using Asio for networking with C++. I've been reading online material and watching videos to get started but I'm finding a lot of things being thrown at me which I don't completely understand.

    Is there a good book on networking with C++ you guys may know of and would recommend that I could purchase? I have about 4-5 hours a day I could devote to learning networking other than my usual hours spent programming and learning. Any other tips regarding the same will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    It really is for C rather than modern C++, but I think that the concepts that Beej's Guide to Network Programming teaches can still serve as a good introduction to the topic.
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    Laserlight, thanks for the reference. Anything, C or C++, is going to look helpful to me as I've no clue about networking. Another question:

    I've seen the Winsock Windows API Library being used in a number of tutorials. Do I need to understand to use it for programming stuff for windows? Is learning to use any other library (like Asio/cURLpp) equivalently good enough? (I'm disgusted by the way code looks when using some windows library tbf)
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