Modern C++ for Absolute Beginners

A Friendly Introduction to C++ Programming Language and C++11 to C++20 Standards

Book Description:

Learn the C++ programming language in a structured, straightforward, and friendly manner. This book teaches the basics of the modern C++ programming language, C++ Standard Library, and modern C++ standards. No previous programming experience is required.

C++ is a language like no other, surprising in its complexity, yet wonderfully sleek and elegant in so many ways. It is also a language that cannot be learned by guessing, one that is easy to get wrong and challenging to get right. To overcome this, each section is filled with real-world examples that gradually increase in complexity. Modern C++ for Absolute Beginners teaches more than just programming in C++20. It provides a solid C++ foundation to build upon.

The author takes you through the C++ programming language, the Standard Library, and the C++11 to C++20 standard basics. Each chapter is accompanied by the right amount of theory and plenty of source code examples.

You will work with C++20 features and standards, yet you will also compare and take a look into previous versions of C++. You will do so with plenty of relevant source code examples.

What You Will Learn

Work with the basics of C++: types, operators, variables, constants, expressions, references, functions, classes, I/O, smart pointers, polymorphism, and more
Set up the Visual Studio environment on Windows and GCC on Linux, where you can write your own code
Declare and define functions, classes, and objects, and organize code into namespaces
Discover object-oriented programming: classes and objects, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, and more using the most advanced C++ features
Employ best practices in organizing source code and controlling program workflow
Get familiar with C++ language dos and donts, and more
Master the basics of lambdas, inheritance, polymorphism, smart pointers, templates, modules, contracts, concepts, and more

Who This Book Is For

Beginner or novice programmers who wish to learn C++ programming. No prior programming experience is required.