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Member Since 16 Mar 2012
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16 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

Hey guys,

This is my first post here, although I have been reading through a lot of other threads. I am a long time web developer (PHP, CSS, XHTML, JavaScript...etc) so coding is not a new concept to me. I've had 1 Java programming class, although that's been a few years back.

I've bought, and have gotten through about half of Beginning C++ Through Game Programming by Michael Dawson, but all of this is only command line programs.

I understand that in order to use a language you have to know the syntax and blah blah blah... but I've noticed that C++ is ridiculously similar to PHP, so the syntax isn't hard to catch on to. I guess my question is... how do you bridge the gap between text based command line to GUI.

Should I jump right into learning DirectX or should there be a middle step in there somewhere? I intend on starting small and working my way up... (ie starting with something somewhat simpler like tetris)