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    Cybermagell​an

    I've got about 48 hours to learn as much as I can of C++. Books aren't gonna cut it...any recommendations?

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    grout58

    www.learnvisualstudio.net

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    anand.t

    best place to grab the basics
    http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/

    then probably skim through all those oops concepts online. The rest is up to your ability to code. 48 hours is more than enough to learn the syntax of any language IMHO. Coding efficienty is a different story though:)

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    Sven Groot

    This site may help as well with a lot of the gotchas: http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lite/

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    figuerres

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    I've got about 48 hours to learn as much as I can of C++. Books aren't gonna cut it...any recommendations?


    do you know C ??

    why do you need to have the C++ info??

    for example a test?
    to screen a new hire?
    to manage code (edit and review)?

    or....

    why -- different focus.

    do you know OOP ? in any language
    say C# or  VB.Net  or SmallTalk or others ?

    OOP basics are the same for all OOP

    so whats the real goal / focus and you may be able to target some key areas and save some brain sweat.

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    Minh

    I gotta know... what for?

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    defstream

    If books aren't working then you havent read Jasma's C/C++ bible. The basics of C++ is only a small step in becoming a mediocre programming, diving deep into stl, atl, mfc & etc are needed in order to take the leap into average developer, and experience can only get you farther.

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    phreaks

    Jack Baeur could do it all in 24, so 48 should be OK.

    My approach to these situations is getting a good syntax / Keyword sheet, familiarizing myself with the basics of the particular language.

    Downloading some freeware app with source code and trying to extend some small piece of functionality.

    That's my approach anyway.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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    Bas

    I still have two very comprehensive "Learn C++" VHS videotapes lying around. Presented by a bearded guy in a woollen vest, it's all very 1990's. It's about 4 hours worth of material and a very, very good and in-depth primer of C++.

    I could ship 'em to you... but not in 48 hours. Also, you may not have a PAL-compatible VCR. Then again, who even has a VCR anymore?

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    Dodo

    Bas wrote:
    

    I still have two very comprehensive "Learn C++" VHS videotapes lying around. Presented by a bearded guy in a woollen vest, it's all very 1990's. It's about 4 hours worth of material and a very, very good and in-depth primer of C++.

    I could ship 'em to you... but not in 48 hours. Also, you may not have a PAL-compatible VCR. Then again, who even has a VCR anymore?



    great... this is really funny... then on the other hand why don't you just use some of those computers being able to handle the scart signal to digitalize it and email him? Expressionless

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