C++ Intermediate: Build C++ Programs
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C++ Intermediate: Build C++ Programs

Advance your C++ skills, build your portfolio and gain C++ experience by building programs
3.1 (9 ratings)
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Created by Remi Blais
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Build C++ programs
  • Write professional C++ code
  • Apply advanced C++ concepts in writing programs
  • Structure and archietect C++ programs
  • Write more advanced C++ code
  • Track program execution time, read data from files, perform calculations
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  • You should be familiar with the basics of C++
  • You should have access to a computer or laptop that can either run Windows or Mac (both setups are covered)
  • You should have internet access

Build C++ programs that focus on developing your intermediate skills and apply more advanced C++ concepts and language fundamentals. Gain experience and build your portfolio of developed C++ programs by following the hands-on video tutorials as if your coding alongside the instructor. This course is about building C++ programs from scratch, applying and practicing beginner knowledge learned, developing skills at the intermediate level and having fun. 

This course covers software installation on Windows and Mac. The software used in this course is free and open source for both platforms therefore there are no additional costs. The software is easy to setup, install and use and we cover all this in the course. 

Each C++ program we write in this course focuses on applying certain skills and learning something new about C++ programming. The programming difficulty levels increase as you progress through the course. We start with more basic programs to ease into the course and refresh skills however you can move through the course as you choose since different programs are focused on in different sections. The C++ programs we write in this course cover essential intermediate skills and concepts. 

In this course we write professional C++ code that adheres to standards and best practices. Its not just about writing some code its about writing professional code that you and anyone else would enjoy working with, contributing to and maintaining. You can apply the professional programming practices to any development language as those skills are transferable. 

This course is for C++ developers looking to increase their C++ skills, students looking to build programs, those looking to gain more practical and applied experience building C++ programs, people looking for a refresher in C++ and those looking to practice and apply their C++ knowledge and skills. 

Building C++ programs is exciting and an interesting way to learn new skills and increase your knowledge. Applying skills developed and knowledge learned through building programs in C++ is a great way to increase your practical C++ experience

Who is the target audience?
  • This intermediate C++ course is meant for developers looking to increase their skills from the beginner or junior level
  • Prior beginner knowledge of programming and C++ is needed to understand the fundamentals
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Course Introduction
2 Lectures 04:49

An introduction to this C++ intermediate course that focuses on hands-on building C++ programs to focus and apply learned skills and gain experience. 

Preview 03:32

Adjusting video preferences to meet your viewing experience needs. 

Video Clarity and Viewing Experience
Windows: IDE Software Setup
2 Lectures 05:58

Setup Code::Blocks on Windows for C++ development. Code::Blocks is a Free Open Source IDE we use in this course to create our C++ programs

Code::Blocks IDE Software Setup on Windows

Increase the font size in the Windows command prompt to enhance the code output viewing experience. 

Windows Command Prompt: Font Size
Windows: Text Editor Options
3 Lectures 09:15

Install Atom Text Editor on Windows as an option to write C++ Programs & Code.

Install Atom Text Editor on Windows

Install Sublime Text Editor as an option on Windows to write C++ Programs & Code.

Install Sublime Text Editor on Windows

Install NotePad++ Text Editor on Windows as an option to write C++ Programs & Code.

Install Notepad++ Text Editor on Windows
Mac: IDE & Software Setup
3 Lectures 04:56

Code::Blocks software setup on Mac for C++ development. This is the software we used to build C++ programs.

Code::Blocks IDE Software Setup on Mac

Code::Blocks permissions on a Mac. 

Code::Blocks IDE Mac: Permissions

Code::Blocks plugins and making customizations to the plugins included and loaded. This may optimize your experience working in Code::Blocks. 

Preview 01:47
Mac: Text Editor Options
2 Lectures 07:12

Install Atom Text Editor on a Mac as an option to write C++ Programs & Code.

Install Atom Text Editor on a Mac

Install Sublime Text Editor as an option on a Mac to write C++ Programs & Code.

Install Sublime Text Editor on a Mac
IDE Common Features & Functionality
3 Lectures 09:37

This lecture covers creating a new C++ file in Code::Blocks.

Preview 01:14

This lecture covers main options and settings for Code::Blocks. Material covered on a Windows but the options are common to the Mac version of Code::Blocks as well. 

Code::Blocks Options

This lecture covers issues that may stem from a virus scanner when compiling and running C++ programs in the Code::Blocks IDE. This material is covered on a Windows OS

Code::Blocks Compile and Run Issues
Program Basics: The Template
1 Lecture 00:36

This is a template or program shell that can be used to kickstart C++ programs

Program Template
Basic Program: Hello World
1 Lecture 03:25

Create a complete C++ Hello World program. A basic program that refreshes and covers the basics of C++ programming

Preview 03:25
C++ Counter Program
2 Lectures 06:33

In this simple C++ counting program essentials are covered including output, input and loops. Getting user entered data and working with it in a loop as well as displaying messages and output is reviewed. 

Counting Program - Part 1

In this lecture we change our C++ counting program to count in a range of numbers to expand its functionality. 

Counting Program - Part 2
Program: Code Execution Timer
4 Lectures 10:15

We get started developing our C++ program to build a code execution timer

Preview 01:12

In this lecture we setup our C++ programs structure to get ready to write our code functionality. 

Code Execution Timer - Part 2 - Program Structure

This lecture covers adding functionality to our C++ program to track. This functionality we add is what we will track the execution time of in our program. 

Code Execution Timer - Part 3 - Adding Functionality

We add the timing functionality to our C++ program to track the running or execution time.

Code Execution Timer - Part 4 - Timing Functionality
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About the Instructor
Remi Blais
3.5 Average rating
126 Reviews
4,255 Students
3 Courses
Senior Software Engineer, Project Manager, IT Expert

I’m a full stack senior software engineer and project manager with over 20 years professional IT experience. I’ve earned and been accredited with many globally recognized designations and certifications. I’ve mentored, led and helped many developers learn new languages, expand their knowledge, build their skills and become successful paid professionals. In my career I’ve built 100’s of applications and websites and have been involved in every aspect from strategy through continuous improvement to SEO. I’ve worked in the presentation, business and data access layers and understand intimately how each piece works and fits together which allows me to provide greater insight when teaching.

I’ve had the pleasure of working on projects for small, medium and large companies therefore understanding the unique challenges and needs of each. The vast experience I’ve gained in object oriented programming, professional coding and best practices I infuse into my courses to provide exceptional and added value. It’s not just about writing some code but about writing professional code in an efficient, scalable, clean, maintainable and optimized way.

I’m a IT consultant at Empellex Inc. and the courses we've created and designed use a full spectrum of learning aids to convey material in a clear and easy to understand way. Our goal is to provide students with learning support until they reach their goal and achieve their learning objectives. In my experience everyone has the ability to learn any language if taught in a way that matches their unique learning style with support provided. Our courses are built on this foundation and offer a variety of ways to learn everything you need to know to start your adventure and with lifetime access you will always have the support you need to be successful.