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Ok, this is the case, it''s not really gaming help i''m looking for, I need a bit help catching up on programming. Not to worry though, i''m not the average guy going: "0mgz t33ch me 1337 progz0r!" The thing is, I read alot of books and tutorials on c++, but I just can''t catch up on it, the reason? Well, very oftenly, I look over the explanation of something, I look over the code, and mostly, it''s fine. But I always get those small little questions, that the book/tutorial doesn''t cover. So the bottom line is, I need someone that can answer some of my questions, still note, I am NOT asking anyone to teach me how to program, it would just feel good if I had someone I could ask if I got to a problem. Usually my problems are very small, and helping me won''t take time. I know this might seem "dumb" to you people out there, and pretty much, I AM the typical newbie, but if anyone would bother to help me a bit if they got some sort of program like msn or something, it would be GREATLY appreciated. Cheers.

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Agreed, if you have trouble finding the answer elsewhere then ask it here. It''s what the forums are for.

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Guess what this forum is for.

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It''s what the forums are for.

This thread seems prone to iteration...


Your opinion is wrong, have a nice day!

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See, I could use the forums, I HAVE thought that thought, but my problems are usually very small and common.
If I were to make a new post for each question I got, and when each question had an answer that consisted of a word or two, it would quickly turn into a little thing called spam, which most people odn't like.

[edited by - Newbman on March 25, 2003 1:22:02 PM]

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The chat room (#gamedev on Afternet, or the semi-related channel #c++ on Afternet) is brilliant for this sort of thing (most of the time). You can just lurk there while reading, and then ask people questions when you get them.

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- saving pigs from untimely fates, and when he''s not doing that, runs The Binary Refinery.

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Original post by Newbman
Ok, this is the case, it''s not really gaming help i''m looking for, I need a bit help catching up on programming.
Not to worry though, i''m not the average guy going: "0mgz t33ch me 1337 progz0r!"

The thing is, I read alot of books and tutorials on c++, but I just can''t catch up on it, the reason?
Well, very oftenly, I look over the explanation of something, I look over the code, and mostly, it''s fine.

But I always get those small little questions, that the book/tutorial doesn''t cover.
So the bottom line is, I need someone that can answer some of my questions, still note, I am NOT asking anyone to teach me how to program, it would just feel good if I had someone I could ask if I got to a problem.

Usually my problems are very small, and helping me won''t take time.
I know this might seem "dumb" to you people out there, and pretty much, I AM the typical newbie, but if anyone would bother to help me a bit if they got some sort of program like msn or something, it would be GREATLY appreciated.
Cheers.



I have this problem and greater. Look gents, I''m old (well not really but I feel that way when I''m trying to program. In case you''re wondering I''m 29) Anyway I am trying to teach myself programming and keep getting books, and they are all so confusing! When I say I''m a beginner I mean true beginner. The only language I''m even remotely familiar with is HTML. I got lucky and found some good books for that, but I''m still looking for the right C book. I have taken and intro to programming which starts you with Algorithms. I did great, the algorithms make perfect sense, but when I get to C...blah! Can anyone suggest a good site or book to start with. I have C for Dummies (I''m a BIG dummy I guess because it makes no sense at all. And Teach yourself C in 24 hours from Sams and programming for Dummies. I hear VB was a little easier to learn so I got a few VB books-again, they lose me. I need something to break this down like I''m a 5 year old. Someone please help.

Sam


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I highly recommend the book "Assembly Language Step-by-Step" by Jeff Duntemann. It''s very pleasant to read (Jeff has also written science fiction books), and it''s very easy to understand.

After reading this book, learning C is a piece of cake.

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