Expanded Library

Introduction to D

by Dmitri Nesteruk

This course shows off D, a systems programming language designed to replace C++ with a simpler syntax yet the same amount of power. D is a modern, multi-paradigm language that compiles into native code. It is famous for its speed and elegance, and is getting more and more traction with developer audiences.

What you'll learn

This course introduces D, a systems programming language designed to offer the same power and flexibility as C++ coupled with the convenience of features found in modern programming languages such as C# or Java. D is a native, compiled object-oriented programming language that manages to avoid some of C/C++ shortcomings such as imprecise data types or the need for manual memory management. On the other hand, D lends itself to performance-critical tasks: if needed, it supports various performance-improving approaches such as an ability to disable array bound checks. This course covers the basic features of D, such as its type system, support for error handling, the way it handles OOP as well as D's approach to concurrency.

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About the author

Dmitri Nesteruk is a quantitative analyst, developer, speaker, and podcaster. His interests lie in software development and integration practices in the areas of computation, quantitative finance, and algorithmic trading. He is an instructor of an entry-level course in Quantitative Finance. His technological interests include C#, F#, and C++ programming as well high-performance computing using technologies such as CUDA. He has been a C# MVP since 2009.

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