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So, I wanna learn C++ because it is one of the most common programming languages for computers (I know there's a computer thread but this wasn't about a computer issue its programming). I looked up a tutorial for it and found you needed compiler. So I tried downloading all this crap and I couldn't get anything to work. Could someone help me out to learn this? If you know how, how did you learn?
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if you cant get the crap to work you shouldn't be a programmer, but seriously start off easy on something like visual basic.
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if you cant get the crap to work you shouldn't be a programmer, but seriously start off easy on something like visual basic.

Visual Basic sucks. Try Python or Perl. I suggest getting O'Reilly's Learning Python or Learning Perl for beginners.

Edit: And if you have that kind of mindset, I don't think you should become a programmer. Never be afraid to ask questions or make mistakes - that's where most of the learning takes place.
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C plus plus!!!!!!!!!!! wow you must have done an amazingly adequate job on something
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Hm, maybe I'll give one of those a shot.
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Hm, maybe I'll give one of those a shot.

Perl is on my list of languages to learn, but I'm currently learning Python. The reason I'm against Visual Basic is that it's Windows based only - which really limits you. Python and Perl can be used platform independently. Which means you can use them on Linux or OS X based computers with little to no changes to the scripts.

If you go to Python's official website you can download the Python interpreter which comes with IDLE (one of Python's many developing environments). Or if you have a Unix based computer (linux or OS X) just open up Terminal or Konsole and type "python".

Edit: and if you still want to stick with C++, do a google search for "borland" or "dev c++" for a good compiler.
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I would suggest just kind of....diving into it.... almost....

There are some really good books out there such as C++ for dummies, but you could also just download Dev C++, and google some tutorials.....

C++ is a very hard language to start on, and being in computer programming, I think that starting with JAVA can give you a VERY solid start in things.
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#15
Lol at all the people saying that C++ is to hard to start with. I am taking a class right now on C++ programming and it is the first experience with a computer language ever. It is not that difficult.

Anyways here is the free compiler my teacher has us use:
http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

And the book we use:
http://www.amazon.com/Sams-Teach-Yourself-Days-5th/dp/0672327112/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1221893009&sr=11-1
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I'd advise C# for a bit first, it's much easier to understand first althoguh similar.
#18
for a compiler, get Microsoft Visual C++ (the express edition) since its free. Then you'll have to learn some of the basics...A good book would be "C++ Programming for the absolute beginner" ...it can become rather lengthy but once you start Windows Programming it can get interesting:P

edit: I read that people think its hard to learn, but its not, its quite easy...C++ was my first programming language and I do admit I had some problems while learning the basics but some things you're just going to have to look into more deeply. Also, it helps to practice what you learn each chapter. Once you've got the basics down, you can download game development libraries such as the Dark GDK (which is for MSVC only) and start programming some games, even with 3D graphics.
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1) Get a Unix-based environment - the most common of these is a Linux distribution. Ubuntu and Fedora are the most popular.

2) Download gc++.

3) Learn how to write Makefiles.

4) Learn about the make command.

5) Write C++ programs.
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So, I wanna learn C++ because it is one of the most common programming languages for computers (I know there's a computer thread but this wasn't about a computer issue its programming). I looked up a tutorial for it and found you needed compiler. So I tried downloading all this crap and I couldn't get anything to work. Could someone help me out to learn this? If you know how, how did you learn?



for compiling?

linux is the answer

seriously dude compiling on linux is so much easyer then windows. i attempted to do it on windows but shit didn't work so... linux is the answer
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Visual Basic sucks. Try Python or Perl. I suggest getting O'Reilly's Learning Python or Learning Perl for beginners.

Edit: And if you have that kind of mindset, I don't think you should become a programmer. Never be afraid to ask questions or make mistakes - that's where most of the learning takes place.

python and perl are scripting languages.

java or c++ are probably the best places to start
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Java is all bad. If you want a good OOP experience, go with C++.
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python and perl are scripting languages.

java or c++ are probably the best places to start



no. python is a programming language
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I still think he would be better off with JAVA

I mean, JAVA is not overly complicated and introduces the programmer to basic concepts, basic syntax, and a true OOP experience. VB doesnt give that option, and is almost too simple.
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#27
I strongly recommend the books on C++ written by Herbert Schildt.


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I still think he would be better off with JAVA

I mean, JAVA is not overly complicated and introduces the programmer to basic concepts, basic syntax, and a true OOP experience. VB doesnt give that option, and is almost too simple.

exactly, theres not a whole lot you would want to use java for really but its a good language to learn programming with.
#30
For the compiler, I would really suggest you download Visual C++ Express or just get a "student version" (if you know what I mean :p of Visual Studio.

I can't really remember the book I used to learn C++, but I know it was from Deitel and Deitel, and that it was pink . It was orientated towards game programming though, but it a really awesome book.
#31
I'm in the process of learning C++ for my games development course

It's very hard to do

Visual basic is easier and so is Java, so start with them
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