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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

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Ronald Legere

C++ is not elegant but it does provide awesome power and expressiveness when mastered. These days I primarily use C++ for audio development but also tinker with gaming.
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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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Alex Guglielmone Nemi (Alex Hans) The Living Deadline - Alex Hans Blog

With 10+ years in software/product development, I love to be in a constant learning state and to help others in their journeys. Mentoring on a site that focuses on encouraging critical skills and idiomatic code is an extremely enriching experience.
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Gaurav Chakravorty https://github.com/gauravchak

I have used C++ at work for 15 years. I aspire for performance in my coding.
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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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Zach Banducci

I have been using C++ for the past 2 years and I am a data structures teaching assistant. I have experience in program architecture and object oriented programming and I am here to help you in your ventures in becoming computer scientists!
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Community-sourced C++ exercises

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

Nth Prime
medium
math
Crypto Square
medium
filtering
strings
text formatting
Anagram
medium
arrays
filtering
strings
Grains
easy
bitwise operations
Nucleotide Count
easy
parsing
strings
Series
medium
arrays
logic
strings

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