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Hey All, I am looking for a site or some resource which explains more than just how to program in C++, its mechanics etc (pointers, classes, loops etc etc...) i know how to program in C++ and im pretty confident atleast that was until I encountered some questions in an exam sitting for a job such as the 3 letter abbreviation for memory table for C++ and what it stands for? The inner workings of the compilers etc (i mean i know that the compiler has a pre-processor, compile, assembler and link stage) but there was some weird questions i cant remember off the top of my head with the compiler. I do have a degree in Computer Science as a Software Engineer but i guess i wasnt listening properly when we were being taught about some stuff. Its simply started to hit me that there is more to know about C/C++ then just how to code in it. If someone can please point me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advanced!

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Hey All,

I am looking for a site or some resource which explains more than just how to program in C++, its mechanics etc (pointers, classes, loops etc etc...) i know how to program in C++ and im pretty confident atleast that was until I encountered some questions in an exam sitting for a job such as the 3 letter abbreviation for memory table for C++ and what it stands for?

The inner workings of the compilers etc (i mean i know that the compiler has a pre-processor, compile, assembler and link stage) but there was some weird questions i cant remember off the top of my head with the compiler. I do have a degree in Computer Science as a Software Engineer but i guess i wasnt listening properly when we were being taught about some stuff.

Its simply started to hit me that there is more to know about C/C++ then just how to code in it. If someone can please point me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks in advanced!


I've never heard fo a 3 letter abbreviatiom for a memory table in C++, (POD is the only TLA I know) and I've interviewed people before. Keep your head up there's lots of cowboy companies out there.

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3 letter abbreviation for memory table for C++ and what it stands for?


Only thing I can think of off the top of my head is LUT. And if that's the answer, it was a very poor question.

To answer your actual question, I'd suggest searching these forums for stuff on 'modern' C++ for the current thinking on good style (note: many companies have their own idea of good style, which may or may not have anything to do with reality), and reading the C++ FAQ lite for some good advice on stuff that's hard to pin down without experience. GotW may interest you too.

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(POD is the only TLA I know)

There's some irony in here somewhere... wait... waaaaait.... Nope. Lost it. [headshake]

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The 3 letter abbreviation was a memory look up tables im guessing for functions particularly i agree its a silly question however it may have been relevant to game development, i was applying for a game dev position when taking this exam.

Has anyone had to take exams for game dev positions and if so what sort of questions were you asked?

Like i said im pretty confident in C++ development and ive already written my own pretty decent 2D game using DirectX which is an RPG, its just if there is more i can learn about C++ the language and its compiler in general i would love to know it

Thanks

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We (undernet #C++) have this list of recommended C++ books:

http://rudbek.com/books.html

If you work your way down that list, they can form you into a pretty competent C++ programmer.

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