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Text Console Library

Text Console Library

When you first start coding in C/C++ your first programs are done in the console. The problem with the console nowadays is that the conio.h library no longer lets you do all the fun things it used to, like set the text color, set cursor position, clear the screen, etc. You can only print text out in a stream just like the olden days of the 70's [...]

Beginning C++, Part 2

Beginning C++, Part 2

After further investigation and actual use, I would like to now recommend Michael Dawson's book "Beginning C++ Game Programming". I went to the book store, rifled through a ton of C++ programming books and after getting through my filter I settled on this book for my son Michael to start with. Even though the title of the book sounds like [...]

Total Beginner Programmers

Total Beginner Programmers

Just today I got this cute email from a 13-year old: Dear Mr. Romero, I'm a thirteen-year-old boy who absolutely loves the games that you've made throughout the years, so much that I really want to start programming, however, I don't know where to start. BASIC seems too small a language to aid me in what I want to do, create the games [...]