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    Talking New to Programming

    Hello!

    First I'd like to apologize if there is a forum section for newbs =$

    I was wondering if any pro's out there could recommend me a starting point.

    I want to design video games for a career. I understand actually making games is step 749, and I'm only on step 1. I've been searching on the internet for a few days on the proper steps, however I am tremendously overwhelmed by all of the resources.

    I have NO previous knowledge of any programming langauge.

    Could you recommend the following please:
    -Compiler
    -IDE(If Visual is not good for beginners)
    -Helpful books

    Thank you for any input, and again I apologize if this in the wrong section!

    -Rob

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    Re: New to Programming

    All forums are for newbs

    749 ? ok tonight I go with this number

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    Re: New to Programming

    Here is a list of books you can checkout.

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    Re: New to Programming

    I used one of those "Learn C++ in 24 Days" books by Sams.

    This looks like a good book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sams-Teach-You...0079525&sr=1-2

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    Re: New to Programming

    Thanks guys.

    While I was up last night, I was attempting the beginner's excercise... and I got an error... I posted it on another site, i'll copy paste it here.

    "So, I want to learn how to script/program/w.e

    I'm learning from my brother's old Comp Sci book, and the script is this.

    #include <iostream.h>

    int main()
    (
    cout << "Hello World!\n";
    return 0;
    )

    This is the simple "Wow congrats on your first successful script"

    Except I get this error:

    ----jGRASP wedge2: working directory is [C:\Documents and Settings\Robert Wine\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects] platform id is 2.
    ----jGRASP wedge2 error: command "g++" not found.
    ---- This command must be in the current working directory
    ---- or on the current PATH to use this function.
    ---- PATH is "C:\Program Files\Microsoft.NET;C:\mingw\bin;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\binn\".
    ----jGRASP: operation complete.


    I'm assuming it's because I haven't set up my libraries, which I have no idea how to use.

    I have .NET Framerwork 2.0 installed(I think @_@)

    Any input is much appreciated

    -Alg"

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks again, in advance.

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    Re: New to Programming

    jGRASP wedge2 error: command "g++" not found.
    g++ is a compiler.

    I have .NET Framerwork 2.0 installed
    .NET is Microsoft. I think you need the Visual Studio compiler for that (not sure if g++ can handle .NET stuff).

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    Re: New to Programming

    Quote Originally Posted by Skizmo View Post
    Visual Studio compiler
    Is that the exact name?

    having trouble finding it if it is.

    thanks for the info though

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    Re: New to Programming

    scratch that, just found it. I'm installing it now... Let you know what happens :P

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