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Anyone know any good websites to learn about networking or c++?

#1Tommy2GoGoPosted 10/8/2013 3:11:39 PM
Titles says it all. Been putting learning both off for a while now. Seeing as I've been trying to apply for jobs and nearly every job I've tried applying for have required one or the other.
I have the other qualities they mentioned minus these two.

I just managed to acquire Microsoft visual express 2010 from my school's website. So I'm good with that.

Anyone know any websites for learning either?

Thanks.
#2kingoffpsPosted 10/8/2013 3:23:14 PM
I've never learned programming from a website as I did all mine at university. I could recommend some textbooks though if you want?
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#3mrCubePosted 10/8/2013 3:31:54 PM
The Game Design and Programming board has a list of good resources
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#4electroflamePosted 10/8/2013 3:39:11 PM
Honestly, I'd suggest getting a book. Then, when things start to feel boring, just start to make something. Anything.

Then when you run across a problem you can't solve, Google it and see what you get.

In my experience, the best way to learn is to jump in and actually do something. The things you remember the best are the ones you had the most trouble with.
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#5ShubPosted 10/8/2013 4:35:06 PM
Do you have programming experience? C++ isn't really the best place to start.
As for networking, how much do you know and what do you want to learn? There's routing, switching, firewalls, ... you could find yourself a CCNA study guide and use that to learn the theory and skip over anything to do with Cisco IOS for the time being, as that won't teach you about networking so much as about using a Cisco router or switch.
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#6SmudgieMuffinsPosted 10/8/2013 4:46:45 PM
Shub posted...
Do you have programming experience? C++ isn't really the best place to start.


I never really understood why people said that. The learning curve is pretty steady if you ask me. There's never really been a time where I had to learn a certain concept to move on and it just baffled me so much that I had to stop.
#7ShubPosted 10/8/2013 4:48:15 PM
Depends on the person I guess.
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#8Orestes417Posted 10/8/2013 4:53:11 PM
Starting with C++ to learn modern programming, especially self learning, is akin to learning to cut down trees with a lumberjack's chainsaw. Yeah, you can do it if you're careful and do your homework, and yes it can be more efficient than more "safe" languages.. but it's also not going to attempt to stop you from doing things like cutting your legs off.
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#9Treason686Posted 10/8/2013 4:56:05 PM
SmudgieMuffins posted...
Shub posted...
Do you have programming experience? C++ isn't really the best place to start.


I never really understood why people said that. The learning curve is pretty steady if you ask me. There's never really been a time where I had to learn a certain concept to move on and it just baffled me so much that I had to stop.


My first programming course was C++ as well. I didn't have any issues that I recall.

Still, I think C is a better place to start. It's where I'm currently learning a lot of abstract data types like trees, queues, linked lists, stacks, etc. We're doing everything manually in C, which really reinforces the fundamentals.



That said, I'll assume the TC has some idea of programming concepts.

Get a book. Seriously. It seems silly considering we're all digital these days, but a book is where it's at, and they're really the best resources.
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#10VordraxPosted 10/8/2013 5:17:33 PM
SmudgieMuffins posted...
I never really understood why people said that. The learning curve is pretty steady if you ask me. There's never really been a time where I had to learn a certain concept to move on and it just baffled me so much that I had to stop.


It's better for most people to focus on learning logic and not have to worry about memory management. I recommend most people start with JavaScript or a .Net language.
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