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    My First C++ Program!

    Hi!
    I am currently doing Computer Engineering and my exams will end soon. After my exams I would like build my first software in C++
    I have never built any real application except for the noob stuff like "Pascal's triangle, patterns, fibonacci, classes, inheritance, etc"
    However I would like to build a real application which will have it own window, be a proper app.
    Plz give me few suggestions.
    Which program should I try?
    Where should I begin?
    How should I begin?
    Should I code for Windows or Linux?
    thanks!

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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    Quote Originally Posted by iampriteshdesai View Post
    Should I code for Windows or Linux?
    Why not build something cross-platform?

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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    It is my first program, I want to do something which I can do, I dont want to chew more than I can....

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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    Moved to Programming Talk.
    「明後日の夕方には帰ってるからね。」


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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    Man, building cross-platform applications is easy, because all you need to do is write it in ANSI C++... Any program that follows the standard guidelines and uses the standard library only is cross platform because can be compiled in any.
    João Paulo Melo de Sampaio
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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    I see you're from India (which part, BTW?), so before I suggest *anything* I'd like to tell you this : if you're using Turbo C++, you're shooting yourlsef in the foot. Turbo C++ is an old, non standard, 16 bit DOS IDE that went out of fashion in 1995. It's a shame Indian universities still use it. I don't know what compiler you're using, but I included this bit of information for the sake of completeness. If you're using GCC, just ignore this paragraph.

    For cross platform development, get the GNU Compiler Collection (or GCC). In Ubuntu :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    To compile C++ :
    Code:
    g++ <FILENAME>.cpp -o <OUTPUT_FILE_NAME>
    My exams also end tomorrow, and I'm learning Qt for cross platform development. It's the toolkit of choice for KDE development and is also heavily used by Skype, Google Earth and VLC, to name a few. Probably the best choice for cross platform GUI development using C++. Why don't you take a look?

    I'm going to spend the next 15 days building small applications. A few ideas I have are :
    1. A media player (made dead simple, thanks to Phonon)
    2. Sticky notes (I recently switched to a Mac and I really miss Tomboy)
    3. A simple text editor
    4. An RSS reader

    None of these are particularly difficult since Qt provides several libraries for networking, XML, databases etc.
    I am the turnip. No, not a turnip, the turnip. Visit my blog here.

    I need help with my Code Dojo. If you're interested, please drop me a line.

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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    Hi iampriteshdesai.

    Quote Originally Posted by iampriteshdesai View Post
    Which program should I try?
    Is there some app that you miss yourself as a user?
    ...or do you have a favorite app that you think can be improved in some way?
    ...or an app that would be just fun to clone?

    Where should I begin?
    How should I begin?
    Look for similar apps (http://freshmeat.net/) and fetch the source code. Try to understand how the program works. A small program would be easier. I think the big obstacle would be to understand how to use gtk+ or qt. Find a tutorial.

    Should I code for Windows or Linux?
    You're asking this on a Linux forum?
    ...

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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    Hi, yeah I'm an Indian.
    You are right about TC++, our college uses it too, I'll use Code Bloks if that is required.
    I will write an tutorial to run TC++ in Ubuntu for other students like me on my blog.
    Is there any GCC variant which has GUI?
    Thanks!

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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    Thanks for the site mail2297
    Do you have any experiance about it?
    It is too tough?
    Thanks!

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    Re: My First C++ Program!

    Quote Originally Posted by iampriteshdesai View Post
    .
    Is there any GCC variant which has GUI?
    that would be an ide...which you dont need but if you insist then use the one that you like the best

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