G'day all...

I know there's a sticky in this forum for books that are recommended as C++ references from newbies to advanced coders.

What I'm wondering is this...

What are the online resources you most recommend for C++ coders?

What I'm looking for are those resources that are so useful to you that you feel everyone should have them bookmarked as common "go here for information" type sites.

Basically, I'm trying to self-learn C++. I'm coming from a C# background and I'm planning on picking up some resource/learning books as well but I'm also trying to build a directory of resource bookmarks to have handy as I go along.

Thanks in advance for your feedback folks :twisted:

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This site is indispensable: [url]http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/[/url] (their tuts are good too but it's nice to be able to pull up a function and get a quick snippet to go with it)

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cppreference.com

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For MS-Windows GUI then [url]www.codeproject.com[/url] is a wealth of free code, libraries, DLLs and tutorials. Probably the largest repositories of code on the net.

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Here are some,

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Getting "technical" is an absolute requirement in software development :)

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This site is indispensable: http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/ (their tuts are good too but it's nice to be able to pull up a function and get a quick snippet to go with it)

http://web.cs.mun.ca/~michael/c/ascii-table.html is a nice plain ol' ASCII table.

For more advanced stuff check out http://www.eternallyconfuzzled.com/. It's very well written (by DaniWeb's Narue).

I'm sure there are hundreds of thousands but those are the ones I use most frequently.

commented: Thanks jonsca, I knew I'd get a reason to give you rep eventually!! :) +1

My thanks to both of you, links duely added to bookmarks :twisted:

More... need more BRAINZZZ... I mean Links!! hehe.

For MS-Windows GUI then www.codeproject.com is a wealth of free code, libraries, DLLs and tutorials. Probably the largest repositories of code on the net.

commented: Thanks for the reference link :) +1

Thanks again folks :) Dutifully adding links as they come in.

So nobody else has any "must-have" resources they want to share?

I do:
http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_43_0/

boost is essentially an inofficial extension to the C++ standard library and contains many things that were not included in the standard library, but that you will need sooner or later in your programs.

commented: Thanks for the reference link :) +1

Thanks folks :) The links aren't just bein' tossed out for nothing, they're dutifully making their way into my bookmarks :twisted:

LOL, am I the only one that uses www.msdn.com? That is like the end all be all of resources.

commented: Thanks for the reference link :) +1

am I the only one that uses www.msdn.com?

Nope, I refer people there all the time in the C# and ASP.Net forums :icon_twisted: Granted I use the http://msdn.microsoft.com entry point as opposed to the UK entry point you posted but same difference.

LOL, am I the only one that uses www.msdn.com? That is like the end all be all of resources.

Only if you program for MS-Windows.

Dont get technical with me =D

Getting "technical" is an absolute requirement in software development :)

commented: Props on your new avatar +4

This site was not mentioned yet, but I like it a lot for all the small details you might overlook while coding but that often are hugely important:

http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lite/

It nicely written and cover a plethora of issues from very simple to very complex.

commented: Thanks :) Added to bookmarks +1