Learn By Example: C++ Programming - 75 Solved Problems
What you'll learn
- Harness the full power of C++ without being intimidated by the language's complexities
- Use inheritance, operator overloading, templates, STL and all major C++ language features
- Students should have an understanding of programming - concepts such as variables, loops and if-else statements will not be explained
Like a gruff uncle, C++ seems intimidating, when its just being helpful. These 75 examples will help you understand that.
Let's parse that.
- C++ seems intimidating because all too often, what you see is not what you get.
- Usually, that's because C++ is trying to help you, but you don't realise that. C++ is incredibly deep, and it sometimes struggles to get you - the programmer - to understand what it's saying
- These 75 examples will help. Each is self-contained, has its source code attached, and gets across a specific C++ use-case. Each example is simple, but not simplistic.
- Moving to C++ from C: If you are a C programmer, this section will run through what you need to know in order to move seamlessly to C++.
- Objects, Classes and Object-Oriented Programming: Access modifiers, classes, objects, the this pointer, new/delete and dynamic memory allocation gotchas
- Operator overloading is a particularly complicated topic - C++ is virtually alone in the ubiquity of overloaded operators. Make sure this doesn't trip you up. Also go deep into the workings of const, static and friend
- Inheritance in C++ is considerably more complicated than in Java, mostly because of multiple inheritance, and because of the co-existence of both virtual and non-virtual methods.
- Templates are a classic generic programming technique that were revolutionary when first added to C++. Understand template functions and classes, as well as template specializations.
- STL - the Standard Template Library - is incredibly powerful. Get a good sense of collections, iterators and algorithms - the major components of the STL
- C++ casts are quite different than C-casts. Understand const_cast, static_cast and dynamic_cast, as well as Real Time Type Identification (RTTI), and the manner in which explicit conversions can be performed using static_cast
- Exceptions and exception handling in C++
Who this course is for:
- Yep! Java and C# programmers - who understand Object Oriented Programming, but are new to C++
- Yep! Folks with prior programming experience in C. No prior object oriented programming experience is needed
Loonycorn is us, Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan. Between us, we have studied at Stanford, been admitted to IIM Ahmedabad and have spent years working in tech, in the Bay Area, New York, Singapore and Bangalore.
Janani: 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore); Studied at Stanford; also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft
Vitthal: Also Google (Singapore) and studied at Stanford; Flipkart, Credit Suisse and INSEAD too
We think we might have hit upon a neat way of teaching complicated tech courses in a funny, practical, engaging way, which is why we are so excited to be here on Udemy!
We hope you will try our offerings, and think you'll like them :-)