Overview of C++ Programming
C++ is one of the most popular, widely-used programming languages. It is a high level, object oriented language that is often used in production of commercial software programs. As such, it is a “hot” technology that, in the job market, is very useful to know.
History of C++ Programming
C++ was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup in the 1980’s at Bell Labs. He originally developed it as an enhancement to the C programming language. C++ became a standard in the late 1990’s.
C++ was originally referred to as C with classes. In many computer science classes, C++ is still referred to as superstructure of C. There is also a C+ programming language, which is not related to C++.
Learning C++ Programming
Anyone interested in current software development methodologies should know C++. Some excellent educational resources include: