Mastering 4 critical skills using C++ (Free Preview)
- Passion with building things!
- Passion with problem solving!
- Access to a computer.
This is a FREE PREVIEW for my paid full course that you can find in the profile. Get a sense of my teaching style.
Welcome to one of the very unique programming experiences you will ever get.
The course covers basic to advanced and modern C++ syntax.
The course helps you master the 4 most important skills for a programmer
Problem-solving skills: rarely covered by other courses
Project building skills: partially covered by other courses
Design skills:: rarely covered by other courses
7+ times practice & homework compare to other courses plus 6 projects:
Special Teaching style: iterative, easy, and short
It covers the content of Programming (1) and Programming (2) courses in universities
Specifically Programming basic fundamentals + Object-Oriented Programming but with Deeper coverage
In the first release of the course, I focus on C++11 This represents a lot of the modern C++
This is the same as most of the other courses.
Later, I will extend it to recent language updates, if the course got popular
Currently, some minor notes.
A huge set of Practice, Homework, and Projects
2 styles of homework: Algorithmic (problem-solving) and applications
Several software design concerns are embedded in the homework.
So you are getting introduced to Software Engineering & Design Patterns
What is listed above is a lot to learn and master for a beginner
C++ is really a complex language.
If you are searching for a specific topic (e.g. Concurrency), please check out the content first.
Building Skills: Practice, Homework, and Projects
One unique feature in this course is my education strategy:
Explain, Administrate & Challenge
Each video smoothly explains a simple concept(s)
Typically followed by easy to medium practice to administrate the concept
Then typically followed by an easy-medium-hard set of homework questions to challenge you
Extensive homework from easy to medium to hard to help to build the skills.
Most of the practice/homework questions are unique in this course
Programming questions are mainly from my competitive programming experience
OOP questions are mostly invented to achieve several goals:
Mastering the OOP concepts
Enforcing a lot of design heuristics & OOD
Preparing you for design principles and patterns
Small-to-large set of projects to build up project building and design skills
Solutions to all of them.
Special Teaching style
Typically most of the details of a concept are explained first before moving to the next topic
Make sense? Yah!
Here are some established facts:
Most of the details are not equally important. We simply don't need to learn them early
Students typically are puzzled about a lot of what they are taught in the beginning.
Students iterate on the course a few times to get the whole details.
In this course, I teach several concepts in 2 rounds
Early in the course, only the mandatory concepts/syntax are explained
Then you practice a lot to master them!
Later at an appropriate time, you will learn the remaining details
My students found this approach a great educational experience.
Things are much easier in the begin
Fewer iterations on the materials
Short & to the point
Literally, in a few minutes, I cover clearly what others take a lot of time to explain
By the end of the journey
Solid understanding of programming concepts and its C++ syntax
Mastering the target 4 skills
With the administered problem-solving skills
You can start competitive programming smoothly in Div2-A/B Codeforces
Smooth start in Data Structure course
Smooth start in Algorithms course
With the administered project-building and design skills
Smooth start in Software Engineering course
Later, smooth start in one of the technology tracks in frontend or backend
What are the common complaints from programming courses?
Limited topics coverage.
Unnecessary long videos with repetitions.
Too much time to explain basic concepts.
A sudden jump in the level. I can't cope with the content.
Assumptions of previous knowledge to understand some of the concepts.
Building over concepts that were not mastered through practice or homework.
The same examples are used over and over.
Several consecutive lectures without practice or homework to master the concepts.
Awesome knowledge, almost zero skills.
Very little practice or homework.
Good homework in the first half and very weak in the remaining.
Many homework without solutions.
Only one project.
Long but tedious project.
The project doesn't help enforce the concepts.
Project source code is not provided. I needed to compare and learn.
Moving to Datastructures or Algorithms course was not easy. Weak problem-solving skills.
After the course, I am still stuck and can't do even simple projects. Weak project-building skills.
The course taught OOP syntax and concepts nicely, but OOD skills are not built. Weak design-skills.
In this course, not only the content and skills are unique and added value, but also the whole experience to avoid as possible the above concerns and much more! Even if you attended a C++ course, my material will be an added value, especially its homework and projects.
Don't miss such a unique learning experience!
Who this course is for:
- Whoever curious about programming and computer science or learned programming, but has weak skills
- 00:28Important Note
- 03:56Let’s code
The most critical difference between my courses and others is ... going beyond knowledge: With me, you get really skilled. The extensive amount of quizzes, practices, homework, and [real] projects ranging from easy to hard will reshape your skills.
I have been teaching, training, and coaching for many students in Computer science and competitive programming.
I had been competing in ICPC programming competitions 2005-2011 (ranked 3rd/2nd/2nd in regional ACMC ICPC and World Finalist in 2011). After that, I played roles such as contestant, coach, problem setter, judge, and chief judge.
In addition, I have a mix of experience in Software Engineering, AI/Computer Vision Research, and Algorithms Design. I am a Ph.D. holder from Simon Fraser University in Canada.
For more about my background, visit my WEBSITE