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# Where can I learn C++

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I've been wanting to get started on programming, but every tutorial site I go to is very monotonous and boring. Are there any interactive sites that can keep me engaged to learn C++?

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i used thenewboston's tutorials

they are fun but he doesn't teach as much as "boring" websites do.

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There are two schools of thought here: The first is that you should grab a book and start reading. This may be monotonous and boring at times, but you get a ton of information and sometimes the author will mention corner cases that you wouldn't have thought of. The second school of thought is that you should just start programming and learn about the language as you go.

Personally I think the best way to learn a language is a mix of the two. I recommend you check out that book Accelerated C++, it's not too boring because the learning curve is a lot greater than most intro books. I find that this usually holds my interested better. As you read through the book, break out your IDE and start hacking on whatever little ideas come to you.

Too much reading and not enough programming never helped anyone. Similarly, too much programming and not enough reading will leave you with errors that you don't understand.

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I recommend you:
A) Grab a good heavy C++ book. One that is thorough, even if boring.
For me, this was "C++ For Dummies", but there are many similar books equally good. Make sure whatever you get was written sometime in the past 5 years.

B) Grab a smaller book, one that you can skim through and use as a reference, and one that is less-boring and more 'fun'.

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