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chris_j_pook

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Hi, I have just bought visual studio pro 2003... Is this a good package to learn C++ with. I only got it because it was cheap (£10 cos im a student). Having seen the retail price im begining to think it might be more than i require... Will this packge be ok for me to learn C++ with ? Also is THIS a good book for me to start reading ? Thanks for replies Chris

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Yes it will be fine for learning C++. And you are correct, it has more features than you will need for quite some time [smile].

Now, just get a good book and get programming.

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Its perfect to learn C++ with. The compiler gives out some of the more intelligable errors and warning I've seen, and the debugger is realy easy to use. Add to that a fairly functional autocompletion function and you would be hard pressed to find a better IDE/Compiler to start off with.

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I don't see why it wouldn't be OK.

If you are having problems, I'm sure many can help, and there are plenty of Tutorials.

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It should be fine. Two features make it particularly good for learning on: one, it has one of the best debuggers around and two, it implements the C++ standard very well, so you can be pretty sure that you're actually learning C++ and not some weird dialect.

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Wow thanks for the speedy replies, im used to waiting a day on the java forum !

Also is THIS a good book for me to start reading ?

Thanks again...

CHris


Honestly, no it's not.

If you have programmed before in another language get "Accelerated C++". If you're total newbie get "You Can Do It!: A Beginner's Introduction to Computer Programming".

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Original post by chris_j_pook
Wow thanks for the speedy replies, im used to waiting a day on the java forum !

Also is THIS a good book for me to start reading ?

Thanks again...

CHris


Honestly, no it's not.

If you have programmed before in another language get "Accelerated C++". If you're total newbie get "You Can Do It!: A Beginner's Introduction to Computer Programming".


Excellent, its high in the list on this site too...

Thanks for all your help.

Chris

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