Ready to start SDL?
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:58 PM
So i have been learning c++ for a while now, and while i may not be good enough to be called an experienced programmer i have learned quite a bit. My question is, am i ready to learn SDL? How much c++ should i know in order to effectively code with SDL? Also what are some good books to learn SDL from?
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:32 PM
Note that SDL is a C library so you don't need to know all the special features in C++ to use it. I would say you are ready to learn SDL. I only know one book about SDL, and I have never read it so I can't say anything about it. I think most people learn SDL from what they find on the web. Lazy Foo's tutorials is a common starting point for beginners. The documentation pages is also a good place to look up information.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:32 PM
Another here recommending SFML. I'm relatively new to C++ and programming, but I picked up SFML quicker than SDL and had my first (badly made) game finished in two days. Since the library is easier to learn it gives you room to focus on the language and the problems that you want to solve.