C++ is a general purpose programming language that supports various computer programming models such as object-oriented programming and generic programming. It was created by Bjarne Stroustrup and, “Its main purpose was to make writing good programs easier and more pleasant for the individual programmer.”*
By learning C++, you can create applications that will run on a wide variety of hardware platforms such as personal computers running Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X, as well as small form factor hardware such as IoT devices like the Raspberry PI and Arduino–based boards.
(Bjarne Stroustrup, The C++ Programming Language, Third Edition. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1997).
*Note: *This course will retire at the end of October. Please enroll only if you are able to finish your coursework in time.
This is a good intro to intro C++. Material and presentation are well done and pretty much relevant. I think there are two downsides, well, three. The first is that there's not much material covered. I put this at at most 1/4 of a normal college Intro...
This is a good intro to intro C++. Material and presentation are well done and pretty much relevant. I think there are two downsides, well, three. The first is that there's not much material covered. I put this at at most 1/4 of a normal college Intro to C++ class. The second issue is reliance on peer reviews instead of automated grading. Most of the exceptional programming classes I've taken nowadays support submission and automated grading. Peer reviews can be helpful sometimes but, for coding classes, often don't provide useful feedback. The third issue is that the subsequent 'intermediate' and 'advanced' C++ classes in the sequence are not good. Actually they're embarrassingly bad (and not worth paying for). If you're intent on paying for something, goto pluralsite for Kate Gregory's other, more complete, C++ classes.
Kristina Šekrst completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Not really useful, peer reviewed problems aren't useful as well, since there's no grading involved (everything gets a good mark). Lessons aren't paced well, and there's too much text, and too little programming.