I'm quite new to programming, and I just started with C++.
it's seemed a bit difficult, what do I need to know or can I do to increase my understanding of C++ and programming in general?
if c++ is your first language it might be difficult to learn but here is a good news for you it is much more easy to develop and enhance your skills at c++ after learning it. 1-try to read open source codes 2-make simple basic tasks 3-learn and understand the basics of address(memory) management
mcqueen starting from c++ is not a mistake but very difficult at begining however after starting to learn rest would be much easier than any other languages.
I dont recommend C++ to start youll get overwhelmed quick start small with a easier language like Python or Ruby for example get the fundamentals down before you continue. Goodluck.