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Member Since 29 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 05 2013 04:28 PM

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In Topic: Learning c++ by yourself.

06 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

Win32 API is not good c++. All sample code usually omit most of the error checking to keep it short. Samples are almost never good enough to be used as is. (If function returns an error code, then it should be checked, etc.)

For c++ network programming, maybe try setting up and playing with boost::asio

For general advanced c++ programming:
http://cpp-next.com/ (mostly about advanced c++11 stuff and future of c++)

And everything the authors of those blogs have written in past 10 years.

Microsoft seems to finally try invest in some decent c++ code:
Welcome Back to C++ (Modern C++)

Rather old, but still better than most guidelines. Really paved the modern c++ in for me 10 years ago. (important stuff starts from section 5 onwards, but there are some outdated advices. Also harder to google, year after year)

Thank you for these! ill look into them all.

In Topic: Learning c++ by yourself.

06 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

Effective C++: 55 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs (3rd Edition) by Scott Meyers is a good intermediate text. You can get it for Kindle.

I'd have to say that the quality of discourse in published books is of a much higher caliber than that to be found in online tutorials. You can really bootstrap yourself into some good knowledge if you just take a few months to just read. In fact, that is what I am doing now. In just a few months I have gone from total noob at C++ to kinda knowing my way around, and starting to write some original programs, basic game demos, user interface code, etc.

The key is to just stick with it because you will probably want to quit, at least once weekly. Try to force yourself to program for some hours per day, also, and do all the exercises given in the book, but do them with zeal, adding features.

Best of luck.

I will look for a pdf file of some intermediate books if i cant find one for the one you suggested, thanks!

In Topic: Learning c++ by yourself.

06 December 2012 - 12:06 PM

Reading is good, but doing is better.

If you feel like you've absorbed enough to write a program - even a very, very trivial program - go write programs. Pick something that seems within your reach and do it. Then pick something else that's slightly beyond your reach and do that. Rinse, repeat.

Where could i get ideas on projects to complete in order to accomplish this? im not very good at thinking up things.

In Topic: Learning c++ by yourself.

06 December 2012 - 12:05 PM

Now, books put me to sleep for some reason, i can read 12 hours strait on the computer but not in a book so please don't give me books to get it would take me weeks to read even a few hundred pages.

pro tip... buy books in PDF format and read them on your PC?

Get Stroustrup's book on C++, it's a very good book to read after you've covered your basics.
Also get a book on game programming in C++.

Tutorials are ok, but they are very specific to a task.. and once you lift off from basic "guess the number" stuff you'll need space, professionalism and dedication.. thus, you need a good book.

I believe the few beginners tutorials i have read have brought me through everything in the book and i have enough experience in the basics of it all.

In Topic: C++ having problems with making a bot for MY private server.

30 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

I'm thinking this is not gonna happen.

Why not?