learning another programing language

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 11:35:10 CEST 2011


On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 6:59 PM, Benjamin Gregg
<benjamin.gregg at virginmedia.com> wrote:
> Hi
> python was my first language but I need to learn C++ and java for a project
> (No there isn't an alternative)
> and I want to know is there any good tutorials or tips for learning C++/java
> after using python?

Fiddle. Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle. Get yourself one of the good compilers
(gcc for C++; I don't know which is the best Java compiler), and set
yourself up an environment where you can make small edits to your code
and very quickly compile and run it. I like to use SciTE with a good
makefile; pressing F7 in SciTE will 'make' the current project and
show you the results immediately.

Also, find a good mailing list dedicated to C++, and one dedicated to
Java. Lurk there for a while and read tips, and when you run into
specific problems, ask clear questions.

Hope that helps!

Chris Angelico



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