Two websites offering assistance with getting started when learning to code in C++
Link 1: Learn C++
Link 2: C++ Language Tutorial - C++ DocumentationLearnCpp.com is a totally free website devoted to teaching you to program in C++. Whether you’ve had any prior experience programming or not, the tutorials on this site will walk you through all the steps you’ll need to know in order to create and compile your programs. Becoming an expert programmer won’t happen overnight, but with a little patience, you’ll get there. And LearnCpp.com will show you the way.
This entire guide can be downloaded as a single 144 page PDF:These tutorials explain the C++ language from its basics up to the newest features of ANSI-C++, including basic concepts such as arrays or classes and advanced concepts such as polymorphism or templates. The tutorial is oriented in a practical way, with working example programs in all sections to start practicing each lesson right away.
Link 3: cplusplus.com C++ Language Tutorial
Thanks for this, I have a few C++ resources but I prefer this whole "reach an objective" method. I'll check these out tonight!
C++ is so similar to PHP (syntax wise), after quickly reading through a couple pages they explain exactly what functions do what - and other than that you can write a small application in seconds. I have my night planned!
Last edited by JJanisch; 1st May 2012 at 11:42 AM.
Good timing, I'm just about to have another work through my "C++ Games Programming in 24 Hours" book. Haven't looked at it in years but do remember it skirted over certain critical elements of the language that should be understood rather than copied word for word, so these will be a great companion I think!
It's this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sams-Teach-Y.../dp/067232461X
As I say, it is possible to get through it with no prior C++ knowledge, but I'm going back at it armed with some more knowledge as I think I'll get a lot more from it.
Thanks for the links!
I just brought Accelerated C++ (Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example C++ in Depth Series: Amazon.co.uk: Andrew Koenig, Barbara E. Moo: Books) and although it's a killer book, it also requires just as much concentration as the comments say! Definitely start with these sort of resources (above) before purchasing expensive books!
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