Introduction to C++
This unit is about the introduction to object-oriented programming language, C++ and covers its basic in detail. The unit is focused on basic C++ program structure, variables used in C++, input/output statements and the use of operators in the language.
Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs initially developed C++ during the early 1980’s. it was designed to support the features of C such as efficiency and low-level support for system level coding. Added to this were features such as classes with inheritance and virtual functions, derived from the Simula language, and operator overloading, derived from Algol. C++ is best described as a superset of C, with full support for object-oriented programming. This language is in widespread use. The first commercial release of the C++ language was in October of 1985.
A computer program is a set of instruction written in computer languages to perform a specific task for a computer. A computer program tells the computer that what to do and in which order to do. Different types of programming languages are used to develop programs. Some commonly used programming languages are C++, JAVA, SQL, HTML, etc.
This course is updated for the people who want to start programming from the beginning with the object-oriented concept. In the mean-time, we are suggesting you practice as you read the article. Download and Install a compiler on your PC, and we will see you in preceding articles.