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.
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.
Increase the font size in the Windows command prompt to enhance the code output viewing experience.
Install Atom Text Editor on Windows as an option to write C++ Programs & Code.
Install Sublime Text Editor as an option on Windows to write C++ Programs & Code.
Install NotePad++ Text Editor on Windows as an option to write C++ Programs & Code.
Code::Blocks software setup on Mac for C++ development. This is the software we used to build C++ programs.
Code::Blocks permissions on a Mac.
Install Atom Text Editor on a Mac as an option to write C++ Programs & Code.
Install Sublime Text Editor as an option on a Mac to write C++ Programs & Code.
This lecture covers creating a new C++ file in Code::Blocks.
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.
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.
This is a template or program shell that can be used to kickstart C++ programs.
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.
In this lecture we change our C++ counting program to count in a range of numbers to expand its functionality.
We get started developing our C++ program to build a code execution timer.
In this lecture we setup our C++ programs structure to get ready to write our code functionality.
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.
We add the timing functionality to our C++ program to track the running or execution time.
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