all right. i ve been through with all the discourses that i must know my languages(read: syntax!) right if i want to become an expert programmer. fine i ve gone through loads of C ,C++ material on the net not to forget the 800 pages books like complete reference,primer,data structures for two years! and what do i know?only the syntax! and the rules. Can one of you pros guide me what to read next. as in if i wanna develop real apps. im interested in internet programming and encryption. i did do a lot of research on it like going through those tuts on the net and dint understand a thing.rfc's?did that.assembly?ditto. enlighten me please! wheres the missing link!