Well as of late the only coding that i know is HTML coding, and thats because it is fairly straight forward and easy to do. Ive tried some C programming before i even had the big sams teach yourself book, but it didnt help much, it was too long and not very interactive. i had a hard time learning with its tutorials because the book never showed how to bring it all together. it only showed, he you have a for statment this is how you can use it, but not, he you have a for statement, it can be used several ways lets see how. Im basicly looking for a good book on it, not a big 400 page book, but a nice short one, with tutorials on building programs, and not just the simple printf("hello world") string. the most ive done is using C to make temperature converters and such. but i was hoping to build somthing more from it.
Does anyone know of any good reads that are indepth but not filled with useless text and by that i mean tons of pages that go off topic about where C and C++ originated and why. i just want to get my hands dirty in it and learn it like the rest. im not looking to go and become a software engineer, its just somthing that i would like to learn and am willing to learn if someone would be willing to take me under their wing and teach me. My dads been Coding since as far back as i can remember but he's doesnt have the time to get in depth and teach me how to do it (dont get me wrong its not that he doesnt want to, its that his job is demanding, leave at 10 in afternoon, home by 11:00 at night on a good night).
Im willing to learn, and willing to improve given that someone is willing to take the time to teach. i may not catch on as fast as the rest but ill be willing to keep on trying.