Wanting To Develop....

Discussion in 'I need help' started by matt101, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. matt101

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    I've been wanting to develop for the wiz/caanoo for a while now, and it seems c++ is the best language to use for programming on them. But I don't know what to do so i can learn the language. I don't mind buying a few books or so, but i just want the fastest and what you think is the best method for learning c++. Bear in mind i have not programmed before so It will need to be a complete newbie guide- although I do pick things up like that pretty fast. Also i do not own a caanoo yet and was wondering whether there is any point getting the wifi dongle that gph make. Or to wait and buy a smaller 3rd party wifi dongle, that the community has support for.

    Thanks. :)

    EDIT: I am also running mac os x snow leopard.
     
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    If you want to learn C++ you can check this pages. The only method to learn is read tutorials or books and practice a lot. Try the samples for youself and modify the code to make different things. I recommend you learn C and then learn SDL library. SDL is a multiplatform graphic and multimedia library used in many proyects. Learning C++ (objects) is more difficult for a beginner, then learn C first and SDL.

    There are other languages like Bennu, is easy to learn and made for videogames. Bennu is a DIV based language that allows you see results of your game faster than C++. More languages can appear later.

    Learning C/C++:
    http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/
    http://www.learncpp.com/

    Learning SDL library:
    http://wiki.libsdl.o...n.cgi/Tutorials

    Programming GP2X consoles:
    http://wiki.gp2x.org...pment_Tutorials
     
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  4. matt101

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    Surely there are some good books/guides out there for c++ that slowly teaches you how it works, rather than all at once- i own an objective-c for dummies book and that really simplifies things and makes it easier to learn. But having looked at c++ for dummies reviews it doesn't look like a very good book. So could you recommend me a guide similar to that?

    NOTE: Although i own objective-c for dummies i only started reading the beginning and stopped as i would prefer to program for the wiz/caanoo rather than my mac.

    Or are the tutorials that you recommended the best ones to learn from?
     
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    bump.
     
  6. Alex.

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    Lazy Foo's SDL tutorials are exactly what you need. I think any C++ book would be good enough, as long as you start small and build from there you will do well.

    Good luck!
     
  7. b1ueskycomp1ex

    b1ueskycomp1ex Open Sauce Fanatic & AMD Fanboy

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    I really recommend C++ for you++, mostly because it's got such a fantastic name. It's a good beginner's book.
     
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  8. tmathews

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    Going on further with this, is there any guides specific to getting start on OSX? I already know a bunch of programming languages, but I do not know how to install the SDK's or the tools and toolchains needed on to OSX. Can anyone point me into the direction of this?

    EDIT: asked too soon, found some stuff. If anyone has any really useful links for developing on OSX I would appreciate them.
     
  9. torpor

    torpor hack hack hack, the little machines fight back

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    Best thing to do if you want to develop for Wiz/Caanoo/Pandora on OSX is install VirtualBox (or Parallels - I use this, and it works just as well) and then get a Linux VM set up .. the hassle of getting these tools on OSX isn't worth it, just get a Linux VM happening ..
     
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    Anyone know where I can download more of Evil Dragon's Bennu tutorial? I had found a PDF with a single lesson but lost it and can't seem to find it.
     

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