The problem I have, is that most of the C++ books I read spend almost forever on syntax and the basics of the language, e.g.
for and loops
while, arrays, lists, pointers, etc.
But they never seem to build anything that is simple enough to use for learning, yet practical enough to get you to understand the philosophy and power of the language.
Then I stumbled upon QT which is an amazing library!
But working through the demos they have, it seems like I am now in the reverse dilemma. I feel like the rich man's son driving round in a sports car subsidized by the father. Like I could build fantastic software, but have no clue what's going on under the hood.
As an example of my dilemma take the task of building a simple web browser. In pure C++, I wouldn't even know where to start, yet with the Qt library it can be done within a few lines on code.
I am not complaining about this. I am just wondering how to fill the knowledge void between the basic structure of the language and the high level interface that the Qt framework provides?