Absolutely love the retro style of this place! It's hard to find an active forum like this these days.
Anyways, I'm just stopping by to say hello and that I'll be sticking around to lurk the C++ forums here for a while. Currently learning C++ via Sololearn and hoping to start freelancing the moment I have a decent grasp of C++.
EDIT: Nevermind, of course as soon as I post something like this, this site starts to produce invasive pop-ups. Ad blocker is going back on!
Might be easier to actually start programming with classes and such then figure out later the concepts behind it.
Makes sense. After all, "encapsulation" is not a goal but rather a property of code that is written a certain way. It's hardly important, since the user of your software can't tell and doesn't care about how your code is written.
I think I jumped ahead in learning a little too quickly. Seems like I'm still a little weak in the loops and functions area. Before I head down the road of classes, I'm going to try to strengthen my grasp on functions and loops before practicing classes. C++ gets complex pretty quick.
Honestly, YouTube isn't so bad. I learned the basics of C++ (functions, while, do while, for loops, classes/objects, pointers, a lot of other stuff) in just a ~4 hour long video.
Teaches more in 4 hours than some professors do in a whole semester.
But for more advanced C++, yes, websites like learncpp.com would fit better.