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An Introduction to C++

The C++ programming language consists of a vocabulary of commands that humans can understand and that can be converted into machine language fairly easily and a language structure [more…]

Expressing Binary Numbers in C++

C++ variables are stored internally as so-called binary numbers. Binary numbers are stored as a sequence of 1 and 0 values known as bits. Most of the time, you don't really need to deal with numbers at [more…]

Working with Functions in C++

Developers often need the ability to break programs up into smaller chunks that are easier to develop. "Real world" programs can be many of thousands (or millions!) of lines long. Without this ability [more…]

Avoiding Bugs in Your C++ Program

Don't start debugging your code until you remove or at least understand all the warnings generated during compilation. Enabling all the warning messages if you then ignore them does you no good. If you [more…]

Working with Functions in C++

Developers often need the ability to break programs up into smaller chunks that are easier to develop. "Real world" programs can be many of thousands (or millions!) of lines long. Without this ability [more…]

C++ Syntax that You May Have Forgotten

Remembering a bunch of C++ syntax can make you "loopy." The following samples show the syntax of some of the more easily forgotten C++ situations: a for [more…]

The Ten Most Common C++ Mistakes

Although many C++ programmers take measures to prevent bugs, mistakes still slip through. This list of the ten most common mistakes while writing C++ code can help both new and veteran programmers: [more…]

The Usual C++ Header Files

In C++, a header file holds forward declarations of identifiers. Here are some of the most common C++ header files that you’ll be using, along with their correct spellings. These aren’t by any means all [more…]

C++ All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

C++ is a popular programming language because it’s powerful, fast, easy to use, standardized, and more. Whether you are new to C++ programming or an advanced user, check out the following information on [more…]

Expressions and Declarations in C++ Programming

To perform a calculation in the C=++ program you need and expression. An expression is a statement that has both a value and a type. In the C++ program, a declaration is statement that defines a variable [more…]

Operators in C++ Programming

All operators in C++ perform some defined function. This table shows the operator, precedence (which determines who goes first), cardinality, and associativity in the C++ program. [more…]

C++ for Dummies Cheat Sheet

Understanding and running C++ programming, which is the standard for object-oriented languages, is easier when you know the expressions, declarations, and operators to perform calculations. [more…]

How to Read a Complex C++ Expression

C++ is full of little symbols, each of which adds to the meaning of expressions. The rules of C++ grammar are so flexible that these symbols can be combined in almost impenetrably complex combinations. [more…]

Avoiding Pointer Problems in C++

In C++, a pointer is a variable that contains the address of another variable in the computer's internal memory. Use these steps to avoid problems with pointers in C++: [more…]

How and When to Make Deep Copies in C++

Classes that allocate resources in their constructor should normally include a copy constructor to create copies of these resources. Allocating a new block of memory and copying the contents of the original [more…]

Beginning Programming with C++ For Dummies Cheat Sheet

C++ is not an easy language to master. Only through experience will the myriad combinations of symbols start to seem natural to you. However, this Cheat Sheet can give you a few hints to help ease that [more…]

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