Hello everyone, I am new to these boards and to C++ programming in general. I am 15 years and have had previous experience in Flash MX Programming. I have taken 2 course and finished on book on Flash MXs' prograaming language. Since I have finished this book and am seeking a profession of being a programmer I have decided to go out and look for a C++ book. After looking through a few at my local bookstore I found a book called Practical C++ which looked quite good. It was also published by Que who also published the previous book that I used which I found to be excellent. So I am considering buying that. I am also looking for a complier and text editior. I was considering using the free borland complier at thier website. Anyway to finish up I was interested in help with the following areas.
1. Is this book that I am looking at any good? (In your opinion)
2. Should I use the Boreland complier and does it feature a built in text editor?
3. Is the normal C++ language used for game programming in the games industry?
Thank you for all of your help