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« on: May 20, 2005, 08:57:06 pm »

I've noticed a lot of people who haven't worked with C/C++ or formal development environments have been posting to the mailing list & forum lately. While they are definitely welcome, I think it would be useful for those who have been developing with CrystalSpace to offer a list of books/resources/sites that can help them learn C/C++, IDE's or development environments.

For my part, I'd offer C++ Primer, Fourth Edition (0-201-72148-1). It does a good job of starting at the beginning, with building, fundamentals, types, pointers, etc. If you're interested in starting to work with CrystalSpace but have never programmed in C/C++ before, definitely consult an introductory resource such as this before diving in.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 01:59:06 am »

Good Idea, I think I might make it sticky =)

Here are a couple of links that got me going.
http://www.gametutorials.com
http://www.codeproject.com
http://www.codesampler.com
http://www.gamedev.net
http://www.flipcode.com
http://www.gamasutra.com

Its been a while since I used a site with beginner C++ stuff, so I can't remember many... =) Here are the ones I can remember, The good ones =P
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 09:07:23 pm »

I used to visit gametutorials.com a lot and they taught me a lot (esp. win32 stuff) but I'm pretty sure that you can't get their tutorials for free anymore.  Even the really beginner stuff has a price, and it's pretty expensive.  So, I probably wouldn't recommend them anymore, unfortunately; they were good when they were free.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005, 09:34:46 pm »

Well, my tips are not exactly first beginner things but rather stuff to read when you have understood the fundametals and want to move on a bit (like for example before you start coding CS internals Wink

The C++ Programming Language (Third Edition), Bjarne Stroustrup
Effective C++ and More Effective C++, Scott Meyers
Code complete, Steve McConnell

Another good resource is C++ FAQ Lite

All those will not only teach you how to code better.. it will also help you how to think to become a better coder Wink

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2005, 05:28:40 am »

heres a decent primer for people coming from java

http://www.cs.wcupa.edu/~rkline/cppjava.html
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2005, 05:43:49 am »

Speaking of gamedev.net, Neon Helium Productions is where I first started. Good OpenGL lessons... helps one to understand matrix math, vectors, OpenGL API, etc.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2005, 07:10:44 pm »

I recommend : Sam's teach yourself c++ in 21 days . Taught me the basics very quick.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2005, 03:46:34 am »

I found a cool C++ Basics Websight www.cprogramming.com

It has a load of tutorials
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2006, 09:20:14 pm »

I've noticed a lot of people who haven't worked with C/C++ or formal development environments have been posting to the mailing list & forum lately. While they are definitely welcome, I think it would be useful for those who have been developing with CrystalSpace to offer a list of books/resources/sites that can help them learn C/C++, IDE's or development environments.

For my part, I'd offer C++ Primer, Fourth Edition (0-201-72148-1). It does a good job of starting at the beginning, with building, fundamentals, types, pointers, etc. If you're interested in starting to work with CrystalSpace but have never programmed in C/C++ before, definitely consult an introductory resource such as this before diving in.

This is a fantastic thread, thanks for taking the initiative Smiley
I wonder if something similar about resources for inspiring artists be as useful, so...
I I'll take Your lead and start a thread about that with a few good links....and I hope others could provide links to more 3D design resources..

Regards,
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2006, 08:55:37 pm »

Hi,
I see one from the best (in my opinion) books about c++ is not here!

Bruce Eckels's "Thinking in C++" !

you can to buy it, and/or download electronic copy for free  at
http://mindview.net/Books

His books Thinking in Java is first book, from which I really understod what is OOP, what is an object etc.
 (i love his idea: you can download my book for free, and if you like it, you can buy it in paper form. it's cheaper than print it on your laser printer smiley )
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2006, 06:02:04 pm »

Hey great thread for newbie guy like me! I'd like to know if Visual C++ Express Edition is a good IDE to develop using Crystal Engine.
Thanx.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2006, 09:18:11 pm »

www.cplusplus.com . Good C++ reference site.
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 05:48:58 am »

If you prefer themed learning to get the ball rolling, here's a couple of things I found helpful.

Beginning C ++ Through Game Programming by Michael Dawson

http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Through-Game-Programming-Second/dp/1598633600/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229488665&sr=8-1

Wrathlands

One resource that really helped me get started was a set of video tutorials for creating a very simple text RPG game. The tutorial starts out by creating a simple design document and takes you all the way to the completed text based game.  The presenter is using Visual Studio.net, but I had no problem following along with Visual C++ Express.  You can follow pretty much in real time (if you have dual screens):

http://www.rdxgames.net/projects/wrathlands/index.html


Another IDE to look into would be Eclipse.

www.eclipse.org

That's about it for me.  Before you buy any books, check your local library!  I was able to procure many books on C++ and other languages at my library to learn from there.  Now I just use C++ Primer that I bought from Amazon.  I'll add some more resources when I think of them.
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2013, 11:26:58 pm »

great resources, I'm coming from Java developping, I have the basic concept about OO. this tutorials are good for me to begin C++.
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