misior at salem.edu
Fri Oct 1 23:01:02 UTC 2004
I would say that it still all depends on what you are trying to do ( I
guess knowing what is possible is the key)
Here are some links that I find useful: "C++ Beyond the Standard
and this page has some usefully links:
If you are interested in GUI development I would recommend Qt
http://doc.trolltech.com/3.3/index.html it is a lot more then just a GUI
API, reminds me a lot of java :) with many standard objects. Or a pure
open source GUI API http://www.wxwindows.org/
If you are interested in graphics there is the classic OpenGL, or game
development SDL http://www.libsdl.org/index.php (these two are C API but
you can use them from C++)
I'm also interested to see what will other members of this list recommend.
Hope this helps,
Pavao, John C. wrote:
> Since no mailing list is really complete without the occasional idiot
> newbie question... :-)
> I've been lurking this list for several months because I'm trying to
> teach myself C++, but I certainly admit the list is out of my league.
> As for trying to learn C++, I'm only able to get so far when it comes
> to applying what I'm learning to real world situations because I seem
> to be missing something important. I haven't figured out how to know
> learn what to use in a given situation. I do a lot of UNIX shell
> scripting, and I'll often find myself saying, "ok, if this were a
> shell script, I'd use the suchandsuch command", but I don't know what
> to do in C++. I haven't found a good way to learn what's in specific
> libraries and how to use what's there. I've come up with a pile of
> simple working programs based on examples I've seen, but when I get to
> wanting to do something I don't see in an example, I'm stuck. A lot
> of what I do in my work is working with text files and manipulating
> text. A lot of awk, grep, sed, arrays and such. Could anyone point
> me to where to look to learn what I need to know to do these kinds of
> I know questions like this sometimes raise the ire of the more
> advanced list members on any list. (One of my all-time favorite posts
> on this or any list was when someone asked why this list was so quiet
> and someone else responded "because we already know everything".)
> It's not my intention to start a fire-fight or anything, and I'm not
> asking for anyone to teach me anything. All I'm really hoping for is
> for someone to explain to me the best way for me to teach myself how
> to do this...
> Thanks in advance!
> John Pavao
Unix Systems Administrator/Programmer
Salem Academy and College
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