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Good online source to learn MODERN C++

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#1 jbadams   Senior Staff   


Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:42 AM

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. Posted Image

- Jason Astle-Adams

#2 Bluefirehawk   Members   


Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:03 AM

I am no beginner to programming , but a starter in C++. For me www.learncpp.com 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, 21 August 2012 - 06:09 AM.

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#3 dilyan_rusev   Members   


Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:29 AM

I find these quite helpful:
www2.research.att.com/~bs/C++0xFAQ.html (not working at the moment) - a good collection of general stuff about c++11
EDIT: it has been moved to http://www.stroustrup.com/C++11FAQ.html

http://herbsutter.co...modern-c-style/ - Summary of the new features

http://herbsutter.com/gotw/ - A few articles to make you hate C++ even more ;)

Edited by dilyan_rusev, 21 August 2012 - 11:45 AM.

#4 Matt-D   Members   


Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:49 PM

See the links here: http://www.gamedev.n...12#entry4958112
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):

Edited by Matt-D, 21 August 2012 - 05:55 PM.

#5 jbadams   Senior Staff   


Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:05 AM

Thanks for the input guys, looks like some good resources; I'll check them out and pick some new recommendations. Posted Image

- Jason Astle-Adams

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