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Good online source to learn MODERN C++

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Are there any particularly good sites for learning modern (i.e. including new stuff from the latest standard) C++?

When asked about sites to learn C++ I've traditionally pointed people in the direction of http://www.cprogramming.com/ or http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/, both of which seem to offer at least a reasonable resource and are certainly at minimum a good starting point.

After responding to such a question with these links recently however, it occurred to me that I've been recommending them for a number of years now, and that there might now be better resources -- and specifically, newer resources which cover the new features that have been added to the language.


So, what sites does everyone else recommend to a beginner wanting to learn C++, and do your recommendations cover up-to-date modern C++ or are they getting dated?

Book suggestions are also welcome, but I find many beginners just want a free resource to at least try things out in the beginning, so websites are preferred. [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png[/img]
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I am no beginner to programming , but a starter in C++. For me [url="http://www.learncpp.com"]www.learncpp.com[/url] nailed it. Very accurate and in-depth articles make you familiar with the odds and ends of this language. It also covers the new features of C++11.
It starts at Genesis, but I cannot see the world as I did when I started with programming, so I am not sure how good the articles target the beginners.

One thing I can tell you: This site is great to show you all the tools you have in C++ and how you use them. However, it doesn't tell you too much about how to design your programs, when to use what datastructure etc.

E: notice that you definitely are not a beginner ;) Edited by Bluefirehawk
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See the links here: [url="http://www.gamedev.net/topic/627781-c-as-first-language/page__st__20__p__4958112#entry4958112"]http://www.gamedev.n...12#entry4958112[/url]
Note, I'd actually recommend the book (mentioned in the above link) for learning initially -- website materials are more often written in reference-style rather than tutorial-style (although the C++ Annotations linked to below are a bit of a mix).

Reference-style sites (with C++11 updates):
[url="http://en.cppreference.com/"]http://en.cppreference.com/[/url]
[url="http://cppannotations.sourceforge.net/c++annotations/html/"]http://cppannotation...notations/html/[/url] Edited by Matt-D
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Thanks for the input guys, looks like some good resources; I'll check them out and pick some new recommendations. [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
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