Learn to Program with C++

If you've never programmed before, and you think you'd like to learn C++, why not learn it first? This course covers what you need to start writing real applications in C++.
Course info
Rating
(105)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 5, 2020
Duration
5h 18m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Getting Started
Stream I/O and Local Variables
Flow of Control
Functions and Headers
Strings and Collections
Writing Classes
Compiler Specific Topics
Things to Learn Later
Description
Course info
Rating
(105)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 5, 2020
Duration
5h 18m
Description

This course is aimed at those who have never programmed before. If you're interested in programming and have a reason for choosing C++ as a language to learn, this course is for you. Rather than learning programming concepts in a language you don’t care about and then learning C++, you can do both at once.

In this course, Learn to Program with C++, you'll learn basic programming concepts along with C++ syntax.

First, you'll learn how to get the tools to develop in C++ and basics like building and running an application.
Next, you'll expand your knowledge of C++ syntax and concepts.
Finally, you'll discover how to use classes from the C++ Standard Library and how to write and use your own functions and classes.

When you've completed this course, you'll know enough C++ to get started, as well as many of the things that make C++ unlike other languages, and you'll be ready to learn libraries and frameworks specific to the kinds of applications you want to make.

Course FAQ
Course FAQ
Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those who have never programmed before.

What will I learn in this course?

Learn how to get the tools to develop in C++ and basics like building and running an application, then discover how to use classes from the C++ Standard Library and how to write and use your own functions and classes.

What prerequisites do I need?

Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with editing text files on your operating system and that's it.

What software is required?

There are text editors that come with your operating system, and then you need a compiler and a linker, and they very often come together.

About the author
About the author

Kate Gregory is in her fourth decade of being paid to program. Her firm, Gregory Consulting Limited, is based in rural Ontario and helps clients adopt new technologies and adjust to the changing business environment. Current work makes heavy use of .NET and Visual C++ for both web and client development, especially for Windows 7 and 8. Managing, mentoring, technical writing, and technical speaking occupy much of her time, but she still writes code every week.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Kate Gregory, and welcome to my course, Learn to Program with C++. I'm a consultant and mentor at Gregor Consulting. I've been using C++ for over 30 years, and I've really enjoyed watching it change over the decades. You know, a lot of people think C++ is too hard to learn as a first programming language, that you should go learn a different language first, and then come back and learn C++ if that's what you want. I think they're wrong, and this course is my proof. In this course, you'll learn basic programming concepts, along with the corresponding C++ syntax. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include variables, loops, and branches, the C++ standard library, classes and objects, and how to use templates, operator overloading, and other features that make C++ stand out from other languages. By the end of this course, you'll know enough C++ to read and write simple working programs. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with editing text files on your operating system. I'll cover everything else you need. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into even more C++ with courses like C++ Fundamentals Including C++ 17. Some of that will be a review, and some will be new. Or Beautiful C++: STL Algorithms, and First Look: C++ Core Guidelines on the Guidelines Support Library. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn C++ with the Learn to Program with C++ course at Pluralsight.