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Many successful programmers know more than just a computer language. They also know how to think about solving problems. They use "computational thinking": breaking a problem down into segments that lend themselves to technical solutions. Code Clinic is a series of six courses where lynda.com authors solve the same problems using different programming languages. Here, Bill Weinman works with C++.
Each month, Bill will introduce a new challenge and provide an overview of his solution in C++, explaining how he broke the problem up into logical components, and revealing the difficulties he encountered. Challenges will include topics such as statistical analysis, searching directories for images, and accessing peripheral devices.
Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the exact same challenge in languages like C#, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby. And check back every month for new challenges.
Hello and welcome to Code Clinic for C++. My name is Bill Weinman and I'm excited to show you my solutions for the challenges proposed to the Code Clinic authors. In this monthly series we'll explore creative and efficient ways to use C++ to solve a range of problems. I'll describe some of the unique aspects of working with this language. And I'll show you some tips on how to make your code faster and more reliable, as well as pointers on making it more readable.
If you're going to become a better programmer, it's important to study classic problems so you understand the different concepts, and it's important to look at different ways of solving the same problem. If you search the lynda.com library for code clinic, you'll find additional courses by different authors using different languages. Each Code Clinic author solves the exact same set of problems. So you can compare different solutions as well as the pros and cons of each language. If you're looking for tips on better coding or trying to decide on your next new programming language, you're going to love Code Clinic.
So let's get started with Code Clinic for C++
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