Introduction to C++

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    Introduction

    C++ is one of the most powerful programming languages. It was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup in the year of 1983 at Bell Labs as an enhancement to the C programming language.

    C++ is a general-purpose programming language and is widely used nowadays for competitive programming. The concept of Object Oriented programming became popular practically by C++. In C++, we dive into depth of pointers and memory management. C++ runs on lots of platforms like Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac etc and is platform dependent.

     

    Why C++?

    There are lots of Programming languages such as C, Python, Java, Perl, php, etc. Each and every language has its own features and usability. But why do we learn C++?

    • Because it is very close to hardware as it has features of pointers and is derived from C language (which was developed for System designing).
    • C++ is faster than other programming languages because it is a compiled programming language and it doesn't have any concept of garbage collection.

     

    Features of C++

    • Mid-Level Programming Language
    • Flexible and Simple
    • Machine Independent but Platform dependent
    • Speed of Execution is fast
    • Rich Libraries support
    • Object Oriented Programming Language

     

    Usage of C++

    • Window application
    • Operating System and System Programming
    • Client-Server application
    • Device Drivers
    • Embedded Firmware
    • Graphics and Game engine
    • Database engine
    • Cloud/Distributed System

    Examples :- Chrome, Firefox, Abode products, etc are written in C++ language.


     


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