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Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey
A computer user group (club) based in Scotch Plains, NJ

C/C++ Users Group

The C/C++ User's Group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad building, 2nd floor meeting hall.

Members include all ranges of expertise from novices to professionals; from application users to programmers. There are about a dozen meetings each month on various computer topics. The parent club has approximately 600 members. C SIG meetings are usually attended by 20 - 30 members and visitors. The meetings are open to the public and visitors are encouraged to join the parent club. For the latest information visit this site.

The C/C++ User's Group was founded several years ago. It has a number of goals:

  1. To be a forum for discussion about programming in general.
  2. To discuss beginning and intermediate level C, C++, and Windows programming. (Expanded topics include Window API and Microsoft Foundation Classes.)
  3. To demonstrate real programming in a non-intimidating way.
  4. To discuss hardware, software, code, algorithms, operating systems.
  5. To present the complete code for working programs in 3-5 sheets of paper.

Each meeting is divided into three (3) sections:

  • 7:30 - 8:15 Random Access question, answers, and discussion.
  • 8:15 - 9:00 Standard Library Functions and other topics of a narrow and simple scope. Windows (tm) API functions are also discussed.
  • 9:00 - 10:00+ The Main Presentation. This is normally a small program, 300 - 1000 lines, which actually performs some useful function. The program is discussed and demonstrated in terms of its philosophy, algorithm, flow, code, challenges, options, improvements, etc. This "case study" also provides a forum for additional questions and audience participation. The source code for the program is handed out and is also available. For the time being go here to get the files. One will have to know the name of the file. This is on a slow pipe so be prepared to wait.

Chairman: Bruce Arnold, (908)735-7898 - V.Chairman: Ron Winter

The meeting will be held at 7:30 PM at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad, and all are welcome.

Questions and comments to

Also of interest:

Object Developers Group (ODG) in New York,covers C++, Java and other areas

ODG newsletters at

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