Programming Workshop (C++)

Lecture notes

This is the second course on C++. The goal is simple: become awesome coders. C++ is a complicated language with tons of features. It is also rather beautiful. Though not as pretty is C. C++ allows you to dive deep into this thing that we refer to as "programming." This deep dive will allow you to develop a deeper appreciation of all things computing. Frankly the technology is so advanced that to the most of us it is simply magic. C++ programming will allow you, perhaps for a fleeting second, to peer behind the curtain.

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These notes follow the excellent Absolute C++ book by Walter Savitch and Kenrick Mock. If you can at all afford it, I encourage you to get a copy of this text. This book is a bit pricey.

In addition, these notes draw heavily upon MIT OpenCourseWare, 6.096 Introduction to C++ January (IAP) 2011 under the terms listed

You are free to share and adapt these materials under the Creative Commons License. For details see below.

You can reach me via e-mail with suggestions, comments, corrections, etc.

Silent Era Coding Vidoes

You may find the following coding video instructive. These show how code is constructed one letter/digit at a time. These videos are hosted on Youtube, and I have no control over the videos/ads that Youtube decides to show you. Consider yourself warned.

Multifile C++ programs


C++ preprocessors

Commandline arguments

CPP and header files

A 2D vector class

Static variables

Function pointers

Dynamic array class

Reference material

  • Absolute C++ by Walter Savitch and Kenrick Mock
  • Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ by Bjarne Stroustrup

Programming Resources

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