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Dominic Sears

I started by watching videos of C++ tutorials on YouTube. I didn't really understand it though, I was just typing whatever was on the screen. All I knew how to do was to get some text going on. Maybe I just didn't think too much about actually listening and trying to understand what was going on, or maybe the guy in the video didn't explain it very well.

I end up learning it in college. First with Java and then C++. I learned the basics about variables, concatenation, loops, conditional statements, and basic arithmetic. Throughout the courses, I started learning about object-oriented programming, containers, functions, and creating our own libraries.

Honestly, in the beginning, it was challenging, but now I look back at it like it's a piece of cake. Learning a new language is now all about the syntax and features for me.