Taking the C++ Challenge

This week I've decided to roll up my programming sleeves and finally learn how to program in C++. I've been avoiding it for over a decade, so cracking open my copy of the C++ Primer took some courage.

To my surprise, my recent forays into Python and Java have prepared me pretty well for what I've encountered so far. I'm 250 pages into the book, and though some elements of the language seem strange to me (why would you use arrays and pointers when you've got vectors?), nothing has flown over my head.

That could change as I get deeper into the language.

If any of you are familiar with C++, is there anything I should look out for, or pay special attention to?

Ron Toland @mindbat