Thread: beginner needs help to start programing

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    beginner needs help to start programing

    hi all
    I'm a new member
    interested in becoming programer
    but I needs someone to advice me where to find usefull books online (free) that help me to start in this feild .

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    welcome to the board!

    The question you have has been covered MANY times on these boards, so I suggest you do a search and you will get a bunch of great responses!


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    If you seek for really basic information about programming in C++, just read Thinking in C++
    When you're getting more experienced subscribe yourself to (Code of the day) to learn some tricks in programming (you can find some very interesting stuff here from time to time).

    When you face a particular problem post your question here.

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    I would also recommend the tutorials on this site. They do a pretty good job getting you started. The first one is very helpful for new programmers too.

    If you're new to the boards, welcome and reading this will help you get started.
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    Here is a thread specifically about c++ books.... im sure there are others, but this one is the one I started.

    And those of you who have been very helpful... thank you.
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    Registered User Dante Shamest's Avatar
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    Also if you encounter any problems, post them on the forums. Just don't ask anybody to do your homework.

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    I like books!

    Welcome, khalid2003.

    Here's another tutorial.

    It's a good idea to start-out with an online tutorial, but you might want to consider getting a book. There's a lot to learn, and most tutorials are rather brief. For example, Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days, by Jesse Liberty, which is a beginning book... a first book... is about 750 pages. I don't think I would even want to go through a 750 page online tutorial!

    Books don't move-around or dissappear (unless you loan them to a friend). To me, it's often easier find a page in a book that's bookmarked with a post-it, than to find a "bookmarked"/favorites web page. I (and, I think, most "real" programmers) use both online and hard-copy resources.

    Don't be discouraged if your compiler doesn't work on the first try. Getting a compiler installed and configured, and learning to use it can be tricky.

    When you write programs, write a few lines then test-compile and test-run. Start-out with something like "Hello World", and expand it. Re-compile and re-test every few lines. Debugging can be very difficult when the compiler reports multiple errors. And, one misplaced curly-bracket can make your compiler roport hundreds of errors! (The first compiler message will usually point to a line-number near the first actual error.)

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    I am he who is the man! Stan100's Avatar
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    Hi, I'm here to add my 2 cents. (BTW, DougDbug, I liked your newbie hints thing)

    It's always better if you buy a physical book. One that has mass. One that requires you to either order or go out and get. (Had to clear it up)

    Once you get better, or even if you want to give it a go now, check the link in my signature below

    You could probably learn from people that have remotely your amount of knowledge, but can word it better than someone whos knows it fully already.
    (Example 1: Classes are user defined data types. Example 2: Classes are things that you can make that hold int, chars and other stuff.)
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    I spoke as a child,
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    I reasoned as a child.
    When I became a man,
    I put childish ways behind me"
    (the holy bible, Paul, in his first letter to the Cor. 13:11)

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    Thanks alot

    thank you all
    I'll go & try 2 find these tutorials
    & hope 2 come back with alot of benefit


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