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Up and Running with C++

with Peggy Fisher

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Learn the basics of programming with C++.
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Up and Running with C++
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C++ is the gold standard for object-oriented programming languages: an efficient, performance-driven language popular in system software, application software, and even video games. It's a must-know for any modern-day programmer. This course will get you up and running fast. Author Peggy Fisher dissects the anatomy of C++, walking through flow-control features like expressions, loops, decisions, and functions, as well as its object-oriented classes and data structures. Peggy also covers file manipulation, error handling, and further resources to get you started on your own.

Topics include:
  • Downloading and exploring the C++ IDE
  • Working with loops
  • Using predefined functions
  • Creating custom functions
  • Creating and instantiating classes
  • Working with external files


Hi, I'm Peggy Fisher. And welcome to Up and Running with C++. The C++ language is one of the most popular programming languages for systems software, application software, and video games. Part of its popularity is due to its efficient, performance-driven design. In this course, I'll take you on a quick tour of the language and then jump into a look at data types, expressions, decisions, loops, reading and writing from the console, and debugging.

Then I'll talk about the object-oriented features of C++, including classes, objects and data structures. Finally, I'll show you how to read and write external files using C++ and how to handle errors that might show up in your programs. So now, let's get up and running with C++.

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Q: How do I upgrade the C++ compiler on Mac OS X and Linux?
A: Refer to C/C++ Essential Training for a detailed look at installing or upgrading the C++ compiler on various platforms.
Q: The link to download the Eclipse IDE in the "Download a C++ IDE" movie doesn't work. Where can I find the IDE?
A: Short URLs are case sensitive and need to be typed in exactly as they appear. Type in or simply click to visit the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers page.





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