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Our Uni is giving a raspberry PI & a nexus tablet for free

Next week we will be beginning the course and I wanted a head start biggrin.gif We will also be learning about Pascal and C++

Any recommended sites/questions :
- Learning about Raspberry PI - Did abit of google and found http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs tongue.gif
- Any recommendation on learning pascal and C++; I found a youtube tutorial and seems to be good but anyone got any better recommendation?
- Pascal or C++?
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Originally Posted by LOVEDOCTOR View Post

Our Uni is giving a raspberry PI & a nexus tablet for free

Next week we will be beginning the course and I wanted a head start biggrin.gif We will also be learning about Pascal and C++

Any recommended sites/questions :
- Learning about Raspberry PI - Did abit of google and found http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs tongue.gif
- Any recommendation on learning pascal and C++; I found a youtube tutorial and seems to be good but anyone got any better recommendation?
- Pascal or C++?

Oh wow, sign me up! I'm jealous. My school isn't that cool.

C++ is going to be the most applicable, definitely get going on that.

The book Accelerated C++ is probably one of the best resources for learning proper C++. It wastes no time in getting to the good stuff, and teaches you properly, including using the STL right off the bat. Though if you'll be taught by your university, chances are they'll take the baby-steps approach, so maybe something like the cplusplus.com tutorial is more appropriate.
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Glad to hear some places still teach Pascal. I used to love writing code in that language but it seems to have died a death in the last decade.
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Between Pascal and C++ I'd say you have the best chance with C++, but it can also quickly become very complex.

With that being said, keep in mind that learning multiple languages tends to augment you skills, and helps you choose the right tool (language) for the job.
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Between Pascal and C++ I'd say you have the best chance with C++, but it can also quickly become very complex.

With that being said, keep in mind that learning multiple languages tends to augment you skills, and helps you choose the right tool (language) for the job.

It's more than just giving you more languages to chose from; learning additional languages will teach you to write solutions rather than write language specific code. ie you'll understand different paradigms / methods of designing code and that means that you can be more flexible with your approach to writing code in any language.
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