Learning C++ for beginners
Welcome to the beginner series of tutorials on how to learn C++ programming. While you can use any Native C++ Compiler in these tutorials, we will use the free Microsoft C++ Compiler.
A C++ Console application (text input / text output to the console window), is the easy way to learn all the fundamentals of C++ programming. It is really all you’ll need to get started in C++.
We will also cover Functions and OOP (Object Oriented Programming) later in the series.
We write console applications like you see below.
using namespace std;
Read the tutorials:
C++ for beginners Part 1 - Installing Visual C++ Express
In this tutorial, you learn how to download and install Microsoft Visual C++ Express. It is free, and easy to learn. It also offers more than enough features to learn C++ programming.
C++ for beginners Part 2 - The Basics of C++
In Part 2 of this C++ tutorial, you will start learning the basics of writing programs in C++. You will program a simple Console text input/output program, and learn the two kinds of errors (bugs) that prevents programs from running.
C++ for beginners Part 3 - Conditional "if" Statement
In Part 3, we start using the Conditional “ if ” statement, which compares 2 or more variables inside the parenthesis of the "if" statement. What you have learned so far, will be tested as you program a real App, a Simple Calculator.
C++ for beginners Part 4 - else if Statement in C++
We go into detail on the “if” statement. This includes the statements else, else if, and nesting if-else statements. After these concepts are covered, we will start a new programming Project: Metric Converter. You will see how advanced if-else statements, along with floating point math and Logical Operators will be used in this program.
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May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
C++ for beginners Part 5 - "switch and loops"
In the 5th tutorial for beginners in C++, we are going to have some more fun with the control structures. We will introduce you to the “switch” statement and in the later part will move to the iteration structures such as “for”, “while”, “do while” loops. We will also explain some important statements which can be used inside a loop to control the iterations. These statements include “continue” and “break”.
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C++ for beginners Part 6 - Arrays & Strings
Here we are with the 6th tutorial of the short series of tutorials for the beginners in C++. In this tutorial we are going to introduce you with the most fundamental data structure i-e Numbered Arrays in C++. In the second part of this tutorial we are going to have some fun with Strings in C++.
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Part 7 - POINTERS in C++
We have discussed arrays and strings in the previous tutorial. Now is the time to discuss something more advanced and technical. Yes, we are going to discuss pointers in this tutorial.
NEW(July 31, 2013)
on JULY 31, 2013
Functions in C++
A tutorial on C++ functions... a very important aspect of any programming language. We will describe what a function is, what its uses are and then give examples of how a function can be used in C++.
Part 9 coming next....