Best way to start?

by Niko - 13-11-2015, 11:48 PM
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Posted: 13-11-2015, 11:48 PM
What is the best way to start C or C++? Anyone know any good tuts or have anything like that?
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Posted: 13-11-2015, 11:53 PM
Honestly, just find an interesting simple project to work on like a calculator or a notepad app or something similar.
Don't worry about the GUI or anything.

There are YouTube tutorials and you just go along with them but pause the vid and give each section a shot before they code it. Then play it and see what you did wrong in order to correct it and let your mind remember your errors so that you gradually grasp the concept. That's how I self-taught myself C#.
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Posted: 14-11-2015, 12:09 AM
(13-11-2015, 11:53 PM)Natsu Wrote: Honestly, just find an interesting simple project to work on like a calculator or a notepad app or something similar.
Don't worry about the GUI or anything.

There are YouTube tutorials and you just go along with them but pause the vid and give each section a shot before they code it. Then play it and see what you did wrong in order to correct it and let your mind remember your errors so that you gradually grasp the concept. That's how I self-taught myself C#.

Thanks for the response :Smile will look into it  
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Posted: 14-11-2015, 12:11 AM
I was just reading something about c, c++ & c#. I read that c# is getting as powerful as c++.

I'd say go with c++. I always loved it.
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Posted: 14-11-2015, 12:16 AM
(14-11-2015, 12:11 AM)Kill Wrote: I was just reading something about c, c++ & c#. I read that c# is getting as powerful as c++.

I'd say go with c++. I always loved it.

Yeah, some people say i should start with basic C and then work my way through C++ and C#. Whats your opinion on that?
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Posted: 14-11-2015, 12:52 AM
(14-11-2015, 12:16 AM)Niko Wrote:
(14-11-2015, 12:11 AM)Kill Wrote: I was just reading something about c, c++ & c#. I read that c# is getting as powerful as c++.

I'd say go with c++. I always loved it.

Yeah, some people say i should start with basic C and then work my way through C++ and C#. Whats your opinion on that?

c++ is quite complex
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Posted: 14-11-2015, 01:28 AM
(14-11-2015, 12:52 AM)Kill Wrote: c++ is quite complex

Yeah it is quite complex at some points. But a lot of what it has ( syntax wise ) is based off of things you learn in C# so it makes it a bit more simple.
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Posted: 14-11-2015, 03:18 AM
The best way to really learn the language is just to read the documentation, it will take a long time though, but it'll be worth it in the end.
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Posted: 14-11-2015, 06:29 AM
Okay! thanks everyone for all of the suggestions
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Posted: 27-11-2015, 11:58 AM
I'll give you some peace of advice.

But first I want to to not think that I am some high end programmer or something while I am still learning basics in some programming languages I might be still good enough to give some advice that you could follow, or not. Depending on you.

Alright, so, as you picked either C or CPP I'll first suggest you to use CPP. Imo CPP is a better language, well, not better but its more compatible for other systems.

Go search some tutorials, there are so many on the net. If you like watching/interactive more, go for it. If you prefer reading get ebooks or handbooks.

Now something important that I learned just some weeks ago;

IF you start a project (Which I would highly suggest you because programming is a learning by doing thing) you should always write the program on paper, in words. Sounds weird, I know. But trust me, it'll help a lot.

Write down what the program should do.

Example: You want a program that calcs user input + user input. Write it on paper like this:

message out: please write two number
get > 2 numbers
calc x + x
message out: solution of the two numbers added

It'll help you in the long run.
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