Learn to Program with C++

by Kate Gregory

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++.

What you'll learn

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.

Table of contents

Course Overview
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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

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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