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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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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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Alexios Lyrakis

Until now I have worked mainly with C. However, through my master in Embedded Systems I discovered the power of C++. I love the power and the flexibility of this language.
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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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Vladislav Nikonov http://pacmancoder.xyz

C++ always has a trick up its sleeve
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Nikola Lukic https://github.com/kiclu

I'm a competitive programmer and I have been coding in C++ for a few years.
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Doug Whitley https://github.com/TsebMagi

I've been using C# for personal projects in Unity for a little over a year and love the balance it strikes between readiblity and functionality.
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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.

Crypto Square
medium
filtering
strings
text formatting
Series
medium
arrays
logic
strings
Atbash Cipher
easy
algorithms
strings
Binary
easy
strings
math
Trinary
easy
strings
math
All Your Base
medium
algorithms
integers
loops
math

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