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Seltox

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Okay, here's the story. My 'dream job' type of thing is to be a programmer in game development. I'm currently 16, 2 years of school left before i go onto further education and stuff.

I've decided to learning a programming language now. It seems that C++ is a very good all-purpose general programming language (being replaced by C# though?!).

I'm finding it hard to find decent tutorials on the internet or anything. If you have links to any they would be greatly appreciated. Any books i might be able to get my hands on that are invaluable resources would be good too.

Also, what are the best languages for game development and stuff? C#? Javascript?

General tips and stuff? A good compiler? I've got Dev-C++ currently, and it seems alright.

Anything that might prove useful in learning C++

~Seltox
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silverbeard

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Hi again,

Give a look at freetechbooks.com. Some are a bit dated but the price is right.
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Jimmy2012

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Hello

I have been using this book... C++ without fear
It gives you tutorials on how to program in C++ in good detail as well.It really does a good job at breaking down how the code works(i think so anyways) Here is a link for it
amazon.com

Sorry i dont know about the other programming languages. Hope that helps. :)

Edited by hhhkingofkingswwe1, 28 September 2007 - 10:26 PM.

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nothing beats a real teacher, but if you cant, the books recommended work fine.

BUT, i dont recommend Dev-C++. there are better free progrqams out there, such as Microsoft Visual C++ Express Edition. i use it and it works great
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amen
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hey

i'm currently at uni in england and am being taught how to program in C#

if u want to start using the .NET framework and want to start creating games then i would strongly recommend looking into learning some XNA code (its game code for xbox)

my lecturer is currently writing a book about how to program in this language, it'll be a good book as he is a really funny guy.

the first few chapters are free to sample on http://www.robmiles.com/xna-book/

take a look around the rest of the site and u'll get what i mean (funny)

you can preorder the book on amazon at a good price on

http://www.amazon.co...s...7856&sr=8-1

let me know what u think!

ry
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