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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:54 AM
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:08 AM
Please note that suggestions about a "Hello World!" program is not what I am looking for... I'm looking for a slightly bigger challenge.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:27 PM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:59 PM
Write a simple text-based game where the computer picks a random number and you have to guess that number. Make the computer tell you whether your guess was greater than, or smaller than the actual number.
Create a deck of cards, write functions to shuffle the deck, sort the deck, display the deck, pick a card from the deck and anything else that you would normally do with a deck of cards.
Write a simple text-based blackjack game where you play against the computer using the deck you designed earlier.
Try to solve the first 20 problems at http://projecteuler.net/problems, and make sure to read the papers you get for completing each challenge.
The reason that hello world is given as the default starting point isn't because it's hard to program, but it proves that you have all of the pre-requisites in place.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:16 AM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:42 AM
you are in a very similar situation to myself so perhaps we could help each other out. i often learn by doing things and over the past week ive picked up quite a bit of knowledge. the tutorials i am going through are very hands on and are helping me learn pretty fast.
I do have a little knowledge of php which is strangly helping me alot in some areas but also making others more confusing.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:48 AM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:46 PM
starting to get the hang of the basics!
Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:44 PM
Thank you for your responses. I guess the reason why I wanted to get started with C++ is because I have a bit of an old school mindset, thinking that C++ beats C# by miles when it comes to performance.
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