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C++ is a general-purpose programming language that supports procedural, object-oriented, generic and functional programming styles. C++ is deployed on billions of devices from the smallest embedded microprocessor to the largest supercomputer.
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About C++

#include "hello_world.h"

namespace hello_world {

std::string hello()
{
    return "Hello, World!";
}

}

C++ (pronounced cee plus plus) is a general purpose programming language developed by Bjarne Stroustrup starting in 1979 at Bell Labs. It is immensely popular, particularly for applications that require speed and/or access to some low-level features. It is considered to be an intermediate level language, as it encapsulates both high and low level language features.

C++ supports procedural, object-oriented, functional and generic programming. Compilers for C++ are available for essentially every platform, including Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Key Benefits:

  • Type safety: Encapsulate necessary unsafe operations
  • Resource safety: Not all resource management is managing memory
  • Performance: For some parts of almost all systems, it's important
  • Predictability: For hard and soft real-time systems
  • Teachability: Complexity of code should be proportional to the complexity of the task
  • Readability: People and machines ("analyzability")
  • Direct map to hardware: of instructions and fundamental data types
  • Zero-overhead abstraction: Classes with constructors and destructors, inheritance, generic programming, functional programming techniques

The standard for C++ is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the current version of C++ as of June 2018 is C++17 (named not as the 17th version of C++, but rather signifying that the standard was ratified in 2017).

The best thing about C++ is that it runs on everything from embedded processors with very limited resources to the largest mainframe supercomputer and every personal computer in between.

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Meet the C++ Track mentors

Once you join the C++ language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Eyong Kevin Enowanyo Writing is my passion

Hi, I'm Eyong Kevin Enowanyo, a holder of a bachelor degree in software engineering and currently a lead developer. I am passionate and love building software in the domain of Machine learning, AI and Natural Language Processing. My main programming languages are Python, C++, and Java but I am always open to new technologies and experiences.
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Jörn Teuber https://github.com/jaytea

C++ was the second programming language I learned and it has been my favorite ever since. That has been 14 years ago. I love it for its speed and explicity.
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Kevin d'Orange https://github.com/OragonEfreet

I talk C, C++, Python. I talk to cats, too.
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Marcell Lipp How to survive as a programmer?

I'm working with cpp with years and I'm really fighting to achieve a better code quality all around the world, so I'm happy to help
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Cory Lamontagne https://github.com/corylamontagne

Professional C++ dev who loves learning and mentoring, currently pursuing a masters in Data Analytics. Also, a student here on the Rust and R tracks (at least).
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Naris Rangsiyawaranon https://github.com/KittenHero

I don't always use C++, but when I do, I love seeing the template errors.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced C++ exercises

These are a few of the 55 exercises on the C++ track. You can see all the exercises here.

Matching Brackets
easy
pattern matching
stacks
Grade School
easy
arrays
parsing
Word Count
medium
arrays
maps
parsing
strings
Phone Number
medium
parsing
strings
Bob
medium
parsing
strings
conditionals
Hello World
easy
strings

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