I'm wanting to learn more about C++ coding

by rabil
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I wanting to learn more about c++ coding, I've been reading some good websites online. I know digitalpoint isn't the best forum for coding. So can someone point me to good coding forums?
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  • Profile picture of the author VisualWebEffects
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    • Profile picture of the author customertools
      There are several different schools of thought on how to learn C++.
      I think starting from the basics and working your way up to the modern Visual C++ is the best way.

      A Good article on this is:
      Code:
      artima.com/cppsource/top_cpp_books.html
      You might even want to start more basic, and start with C and work your way up to have a better foundation.

      Once you've learned some, the C++ Cookbook is a good reference. (not real useful for learning if you don't know the C++ syntax, but it has VERY good examples of code)

      -Brad
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    • Profile picture of the author hhunt
      Originally Posted by VisualWebEffects View Post

      Thanks @VisualWebEffects,

      Doesn't it surprise you how many people come in here to ask a VERY trivial question that they could have searched themselves? In most case, I tend to skip the question and not bother showing them any links or answer their question.

      I don't think there's something hard about searching 'C++ forum' or 'c++ programming forums' with any of the major search engines
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      • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
        Originally Posted by hhunt View Post

        Doesn't it surprise you how many people come in here to ask a VERY trivial question that they could have searched themselves?...

        I don't think there's something hard about searching 'C++ forum' or 'c++ programming forums' with any of the major search engines
        I agree completely. While I certainly understand soliciting opinions AFTER researching a subject I'm always puzzled about those who don't bother to take the first basic research steps.

        rabil, there are likely several good C++ and related forums. This isn't one of them -the strength of this forum and it's programming section is in web-related languages. I'm sure several Warriors are proficient in C++, but it normally doesn't come up here that often (although Objective C does as it's used for iPhone apps). While you are certainly welcome to ask, I don't think you'll get the information you're after here.

        This link may help you:

        Let me google that for you

        :rolleyes:

        Bill
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    I think I understand why they do that though. They simply don't give a rip what a computer (google) thinks they should see and would rather ask those with experience directly what has worked for them.

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  • Profile picture of the author VisualWebEffects
    you know what, to be honest, yes i get annoyed by people asking such a blatant thing but i do not mind replying with a quick link to a google search. takes me less than 5 seconds to get the link and post it into the thread, and if it helps someone out then i have done my duty as a programmer and developer.

    Whats 5 seconds of your life? Especially if it is in the effort of assisting someone else to learn or grow? I mean really what is 5 seconds in this regards? no matter the forum you find such a post in???

    is not the main keyword in this forum sections name: Programming??? and is not it's parent forum have the keyword: support??????
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    • Profile picture of the author xiaophil
      I think scolding someone for not googling may be a bit harsh, when it's entirely possible that after doing a search they were simply overwhelmed with the quantity of results, and decided to request some direction from someone with experience.

      Sometimes we need to read between the lines.

      To the OP, and anyone else looking, here's a great guide for picking up on C, OOP, and C++:

      C and C++ in 5 days

      Cheers,
      Phil.
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      • Profile picture of the author leela9
        Originally Posted by xiaophil View Post

        I think scolding someone for not googling may be a bit harsh, when it's entirely possible that after doing a search they were simply overwhelmed with the quantity of results, and decided to request some direction from someone with experience.

        Sometimes we need to read between the lines.

        To the OP, and anyone else looking, here's a great guide for picking up on C, OOP, and C++:

        C and C++ in 5 days

        Cheers,
        Phil.
        Hi Phil,
        Thanks for the link to C and C++ in 5 days book..

        Regards,
        Leela
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr. Enthusiastic
    Originally Posted by rabil View Post

    I wanting to learn more about c++ coding, I've been reading some good websites online. I know digitalpoint isn't the best forum for coding. So can someone point me to good coding forums?
    rabil, what is your current level of expertise with programming?

    Do you already know C?

    Do you already know other programming languages?

    Do you already know the object-oriented concepts: encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism?

    Are you very familiar with how pointers can be used to create data structures such as linked lists?

    Have you dealt with operator overloading before?

    Are you familiar with how compilers work, with make and lint?

    If not, then C++ might be intimidating. The main advantage of C++ is that it lets programmers combine object-oriented design with the hands-on, low-level control of C. If you don't understand why these would be advantages, then a less complex language might be a better choice at first.

    By the way, coding forums I like include JoelOnSoftware.com, ArsTechnica.com, Kuro5hin.org, and Slashdot.org (although it's full of ignorant zealots spouting Linux nonsense). Each has articles and discussion forums about software, coding, technology, digital life and business, etc.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnStrasser
    For just learning c++ I would recommend the Waite Group's Turbo C++ by Robert Lafore (or anything else he writes).

    That particular book is dated (and for Borland's Turbo C++ compiler - DOS Based) yet I've found that in the C++ world it still ranks up there when it comes to programming knowledge and ease of use. He's a great author

    Btw - is there a reason why you want to learn C++? Not that you need one - just curious...

    Good luck.

    John
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