Hello everyone, This is my first post to this website and I have just one question. Is C++ for me? Im completely new to programming and ive pretty much chosen C++ as my first language.
I understand a lot of things in C++ from output/input and variables all the way to functions and recursion. I understand how recursion works, a function recalls it self and it puts in a loop... I think? Oh well im probably wrong about that but. In my book theres a lot of examples and algorithims the author gives me and when i look at the algorithims he uses to solve such basic math(in this case Greatest Common Factor) i become very lost and have little to no idea how it works. Will my ecperience always be like this or is this just a newbie thing? Is C++ or ultimately computer programming for me?
C++ is one of the hardest languages for complete beginners.
It will take you a lot of time to learn its basics, then some more time to perfect your programming skills (which don't have as much to do with a particular language, as they do with the programming paradigm the given language embraces) and finally, lots and lots of time to actually master C++, with all its pitfalls and quirks and design flaws.
We're here to help you. This site also has a Reference section.
That said: nobody can stop you from learning more than one language, besides C++. There are a number of newer languages influenced by C++ and which aim to improve certain bits of it: C#, Java, D. (The very last is my personal favorite but it has yet to enjoy widespread use.)
Ok, i started with C, and did not understand stuff there, but i was still making monor programmes. A year later, i started C++, using this website's tut. I was very easy for me! Mann that's me...
Anyway, I'd say if you are determined, read carefully to understand, ask questions anywhere, anytime, it would be as easy as 1+x=0;