Programming Tutorials - C, C++, OpenGL, STL

Welcome! If you're new to C++, I recommend you purchase my ebook, Jumping into C++, a complete step-by-step guide for beginners.

If you're looking for free tutorials, learn C++ with our C++ tutorial, starting at C++ Made Easy, Lesson 1 (all lessons)

If you want to learn C instead, check out our C tutorial C Made Easy, Lesson 1 (all lessons)

Want more advanced material on C, C++ graphics, game programming or algorithms? We've got that too.

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C++ Tutorial, C++ Made Easy: Learning to Program in C++

Learn C++ with this tutorial, designed for beginners and containing lots of examples, tips and simple explanations. [Top]

C Tutorial - C Made Easy

This tutorial is based on the above tutorial, but uses only standard C language features. [Top]

More Advanced C and C++ Language Feature Tutorials

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C++11 - the new C++ standard

C++11 is the new C++ standard, and it's chock full of goodness for C++ programmers, old and new.

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C++ Standard Template Library (STL) tutorials

The STL is a powerful library that comes as part of standard C++, and should be a tool used and understood by all C++ programmers. [Top]

Understanding Floating Point Numbers

by Jeff Bezanson

Every programmer should understand enough about floating point numbers to avoid the pitfalls of assuming perfect precision.

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Using Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs)

by Jeff Bezanson [Top]

Same Game - A Simple Game from Start to Finish

By Ben Marchant

Do you want to learn how to create a game? This series will teach you how to create a game, starting from the very beginning and ending with a fully playable game.

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Object-Oriented Animation

Learn how to design a framework for doing animation--a foundation for many games and graphics engines. [Top]

Using Microsoft ADO with SQL Databases in C++

by Patrick Mancier
  • Overview of this tutorial
  • Part 1: Introduction to SQL
  • Part 2: Introduction to ADO
  • Part 3: ADO Wrapper Classes
  • Part 4: Creating the ADO Manager Class
  • Part 5: Using the CADOManager in Practice

    SDL Tutorials

    The SDL is a simple library for doing graphics in C and C++ [Top]

    OpenGL Tutorials

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    Rotations in Three Dimensions

    By Confuted and Silvercord

    This series of tutorials describes the math required for performing three dimensional rotations.

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    AI Tutorials

    Learn about AI, including how to make game AI using the minimax algorithm. [Top]

    Data Structures

    All programmers should know something about basic data structures like stacks, queues and heaps. Graphs are a tremendously useful concept, and two-three trees solve a lot of problems inherent in more basic binary trees. [Top]

    Algorithmic Efficiency and Sorting and Searching Algorithms

    Learn how to determine the efficiency of your program and all about the various algorithms for sorting and searching--both common problems when programming. [Top]

    Advanced Algorithms

    If you've mastered the basics, perhaps you'd like to move to more advanced, specialized algorithms [Top]

    Computer Science Theory

    If you've moved on from the advanced algorithms, perhaps you'd like to learn more about the fundamental nature of computation--a deep and rewarding topic.

    Coding Style

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    Compilers and Makefiles

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    Memory Management

    Once you're done with these tutorials, take the C++ Memory Management Quiz

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    Other Programming Languages

    Interested in other programming languages, go beyond C and C++ to learn about Java, C# and more! [Top]

    Miscellaneous Programming Articles

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