I just recently started programming about 3 weeks ago and I have to say, I really enjoy it. My question for this would be, what programs would you recommend for a novice programmer to begin writing? Which type of programs did you write? Any advice would be great. I do also do my own projects, but I would love to know what other people wrote so I may try even more if I have not thought of them.
Reference - I am currently reading a C++ book entitled Beginning C++ - Through Game Programming, Second Edition and I can seek help and reference material from here if I do not know it. I also have the internet, lol.