If you’re C++ programmer and you’ve some problem regarding it then there are plenty of resources to receive help . You can even keep your C++ knives sharp by joining some of the forums or groups to help others and learn something new from it.
Please note the following before asking C++ questions over the internet.
Note : Please remember, everybody on the Internet volunteers their time to help make sure that fellow members find answers to their questions. You don’t pay any one of them a single nickel. They do not have to help you (or anybody else!), but they choose to do so unselfishly.
Below I’m mentioning some of the groups,community and forums that will help you get answers for C++. These resources can be useful for getting answers with other languages as well, all you have to do is search for language specific port of community.
Google groups are good place to find answers to almost any C/C++ newbie question. Here is the list of Google groups that will help you get the answer for your question.
Some of the International C++ related Groups :
Other than above mentioned groups, you can find other user created groups as well.
Most of social networks like Orkut, Facebook and friendster have community/network or group feature. This feature allowed many social network users to discuss and solve C/C++ problems.If you’re using Orkut then try searching for communities related C/C++ programming. There are plenty of communities or network available on such networks, just make sure there is community moderation is active otherwise you’ll be get distrurbed by newuser’s postings.
If you’re using Microsoft VC++, then you can go to Micosoft software developer network (MSDN) for answers to VC++ or even C++.
Yahoo answers have archieve of answers to some of the frequently asked questions about programming and softwares. It’s not specific to C++ or Any Language but you can ask most generalize questions about programming on Y! Answers. Check out the programming category : Yahoo Answers> Categaries>Computers & Internet>Programming & Design
There are endless numbers of forums that have threads focused on C/C++ programming. Most of Hosting forums or Technological forums have C/C++ category available. Here are some of the resources that you can try for getting answers or even learn from others problems.
Asking for Help
If you want answer to your question then just make sure that you don’t do these things:
1.Don’t ask for Homework help or ready-made projects
2.Don’t lable your problem with heading :Urgent or something similar
3.Don’t PM or Email every user massively to get your answers
4.Don’t join any community or group or list to SPAM or Promotion of site or product
5.Don’t do personal attack or flame if you don’t get answer or get ignored
6.Do’t join forum or group if you’ve no intention of contributing to group
To get answers to your questions you can do some of these things :
1.You can use search engines like google,yahoo to find FAQ answers
2.Use social networks,mailing lists,forums,blogs for getting close to your answer
3.You can contribute back to community by helping others and in turn get help when you need it.
4.If you get answer by trial & error, document your answer and post it over forums,list or group so that others can learn from it.
5.If newbies ask for obvious question or Homework Problem then point them to FAQ or Wikipedia instead of insulting them to look at google or search engine.
If you’re willing to pay for your homework problem or college project then there are plenty of premium service which will help you get what you want. Search for such service instead of posting questions or problems over forums or social networks.
I hope information above helped. If you’ve any suggestions or feedback regarding this article then please do not hesitate to submit.