I am trying to teach myself C++. I have experience with like a dozen other languages, but C++ is by far the most complex and the closest to the machine that I have ever tried to learn.
I have read this book on C++:
It was a decent book. And I understood most of it. My question: how should I proceed in C++? I feel that I know a lot about the syntax and capabilities of the language. But I couldn't make a GUI program (in Windows or anything else). What are people doing nowadays with C++? Should I move on to C++ .NET, or is that a doomed thing? What books should I read? What websites should I go to?
I know this isn't usually the sort of question that gets posted here. But there is a lot of expertise here and I would like to try to attain that level as well. :-)