C++ is regarded as one of the most efficient and easy-to-understand languages. It has many libraries which make its code reusable, making it a favorable language for developing applications.
A library is a a block of code that is meant to be reused by many programs.
It was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup in 1985, as an extension of the C programming language.
C++ is basically C programming with classes, everything in C++ is in one way or another associated with classes and objects.
We will learn about classes and objects in the coming lessons and use them to implement real-world objects like cars or students in a program.
Here's a list of applications built using C++. How many of them do you use in your daily life?
- Mozilla Firefox
- My SQL server
- Winamp Media Player
- Adobe Systems
- Unreal Engine
- Torque 3D
If you are into gaming, the last 4 names must sound familiar to you, all of these game engines use C++ to write the logical part of the game. So if you ever had any plans to create your own game, this is a must-learn language for you!!!!.
I think C++ is one of the best programming languages because it supports multiple programming methodologies and implements object-oriented concepts while not compromising the efficiency of the program, yet another reason for you to learn this amazing language.
Object-oriented programming allows users to create real-world objects like cars and use them in the program, making the program much easier to comprehend. When we consider a car as an object we first think about the components of a car like a tyre, break, accelerator etc. Then we write the function these components perform like a break decreases the cars speed or stops the car and accelerator accelerates the car. These components(referred to as data members) and functions they perform enclosed within a single structure is the basic concept of Object-Oriented approach.
In this course, we will learn how to create flow charts and come up with algorithms to solve basic problems, and write the code for these problems. By the end of the course, you will have enough knowledge to create simple and complex projects using various concepts of C++.