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justdan    100
www.cplusplus.com is one of the best sites for teaching c++ that i've seen. They have a great tutorial and some source files for anyone that wants more practice. Just thought i'd give a good site for any beginers out there. If anyone knows any other sites please post em.

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mldaalder    193
I learned C++ (and programming in general) through cprogramming.com
I still use it as a reference.

That and scripting the game Star Trek Bridge Commander (Python scripts) has really helped me learn C++.

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snk_kid    1312
Although they may seem great most online resources of C++ are out of date and/or of poor quality, don't not teach C++ the wright way to learn it. You should be very careful with what you read.

You cannot learn C++ properly from online sites alone so don't supplement it over a good up to date book that teaches you good practices in C++ from the beginning. Use it as a tutorial extra or something but not on its own you wont go far with it.

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mldaalder    193
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Although they may seem great most online resources of C++ are out of date and/or of poor quality, don't not teach C++ the wright way to learn it. You should be very careful with what you read.

You cannot learn C++ properly from online sites alone so don't supplement it over a good up to date book that teaches you good practices in C++ from the beginning. Use it as a tutorial extra or something but not on its own you wont go far with it.

What about the latest edition of The C++ Programming Language by Stroustrup (sp)?
And the "Programming languages - C++" book is also very advised. I have the PDF version.

But since we are talking about sites, I've found the C++ FAQ (Lite) also very good.

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snk_kid    1312
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What about the latest edition of The C++ Programming Language by Stroustrup (sp)?


Yeah that is good, its bible material [wink].

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But since we are talking about sites, I've found the C++ FAQ (Lite) also very good.


Yeah thats a good reference, i was mainly talking about learning the language purely from online materials. Guru of the week is good extra material too.

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Telastyn    3777
Eh. I've always found cplusplus.com to be pretty good if not deep. The tutorial is straightforward, and the references are well organized.

And I personally don't care for cppreference. I'd rather see the function prototypes in the little summary, and the tutorials + example code are not really simple enough for the rank beginner. [imo]

... and I think the knock against online tutorials is slightly off base. It's not as though dead-tree tutorials don't have similar examples of poor practices (LaMothe).

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Seriema    634
Personally, I don't mind learning what an "if" is etc. from those sites. But be very careful about habits. Just pick up the basics, no design stuff.

And then go read this to learn proper usage of the langauge.

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