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C++ is a general-purpose programming language that supports procedural, object-oriented, generic and functional programming styles. C++ is deployed on billions of devices from the smallest embedded microprocessor to the largest supercomputer.
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About C++

#include "hello_world.h"

namespace hello_world {

std::string hello()
{
    return "Hello, World!";
}

}

C++ (pronounced cee plus plus) is a general purpose programming language developed by Bjarne Stroustrup starting in 1979 at Bell Labs. It is immensely popular, particularly for applications that require speed and/or access to some low-level features. It is considered to be an intermediate level language, as it encapsulates both high and low level language features.

C++ supports procedural, object-oriented, functional and generic programming. Compilers for C++ are available for essentially every platform, including Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Key Benefits:

  • Type safety: Encapsulate necessary unsafe operations
  • Resource safety: Not all resource management is managing memory
  • Performance: For some parts of almost all systems, it's important
  • Predictability: For hard and soft real-time systems
  • Teachability: Complexity of code should be proportional to the complexity of the task
  • Readability: People and machines ("analyzability")
  • Direct map to hardware: of instructions and fundamental data types
  • Zero-overhead abstraction: Classes with constructors and destructors, inheritance, generic programming, functional programming techniques

The standard for C++ is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the current version of C++ as of June 2018 is C++17 (named not as the 17th version of C++, but rather signifying that the standard was ratified in 2017).

The best thing about C++ is that it runs on everything from embedded processors with very limited resources to the largest mainframe supercomputer and every personal computer in between.

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Meet the C++ Track mentors

Once you join the C++ language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Alexios Lyrakis

Until now I have worked mainly with C. However, through my master in Embedded Systems I discovered the power of C++. I love the power and the flexibility of this language.
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Gaurav Chakravorty https://github.com/gauravchak

I have used C++ at work for 15 years. I aspire for performance in my coding.
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Marcell Lipp How to survive as a programmer?

I'm working with cpp with years and I'm really fighting to achieve a better code quality all around the world, so I'm happy to help
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Ann TV Huynh https://github.com/arishuynhvan

I worked with C++ during my first job as a developer 4 years ago and continued to use it in my scientific thesis. I love the power of this language and want to further refine my mastery over its various uses.
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Akshive Pandey https://github.com/Akshive

I have 2+ years of experience in c++, apart from programming I love to play 8 ball pool and swimming.
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Vladislav Nikonov http://pacmancoder.xyz

C++ always has a trick up its sleeve
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced C++ exercises

These are a few of the 55 exercises on the C++ track. You can see all the exercises here.

Difference Of Squares
easy
math
loops
Say
hard
logic
strings
text formatting
Collatz Conjecture
easy
functions
math
Binary Search Tree
hard
algorithms
classes
Queen Attack
medium
logic
loops
Scrabble Score
easy
maps
strings

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