C++ has been favoured by the professional programmers for many years
because of its power and flexibility. Many games have been written in
C++. Many of the scripting languages modelled on the syntax and style.
today C++ is a popular language, even still amongst the indie game
programmers. Its flexible enough to create a Windows UI or program a
Unix TCP server.
C++ is a challenging language; but in this course
I take you step by step through the basics. Building you skills and
through many code examples I show you how to build a program and how to
create C++ classes and objects.
So, don't delay, start learning today and you could be using these basics in your next computer program.
This course is an introduction to the C++ programming language for those who are already familiar with C syntax and some basic principles of object oriented programming.
C++ is based on C, but extends the language with features such as
function templates, namespaces, and (of course) classes. We'll spend a
lot of time in the first hour of the course talking about streams, which
simplify input and output a great deal.
Here's a list of what you'll learn:
- Primitive data types and variables
- How to create and use namespaces
- Basic I/O in C++ using streams
- Using stringstreams: input and output directly from strings
- File input and output using streams
- Functions: how they're like C functions, and how they differ
- Function templates - a look at writing generic code
- Classes and objects
- Constructors and destructors
- Inheritance (Single and Multiple)
- The idea of friend class members.
If you've been thinking about learning C++, then this course is a good first step.