I'm a graphic design student however would like to get into the developing side of things.

I'm fluent in HTML for the most part (can get what I want done coded). I have coded games in javascript and flash when it is owned by macromedia.

I want to start learning C++ to get started somewhere so I picked up this book http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1435...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I am on a mac however. (have I lost you guys?)

My intention is to start just creating games for DOS and running them using DOSbox. Simple text games possibly running on an alegro engine.

I downloaded xcode for mac under the misunderstanding that you could compile anything you want using it.

So my basic question is what is the easiest route to get me started with coding and learning using the book I picked up?

Thanks in advance!