1 Introduction to Computers and C++


In this chapter you’ll learn:

  • Exciting recent developments in the computer field.

  • Computer hardware, software and networking basics.

  • The data hierarchy.

  • The different types of programming languages.

  • Basic object-technology concepts.

  • Some basics of the Internet and the World Wide Web.

  • A typical C++ program development environment.

  • To test-drive a C++ application.

  • Some key recent software technologies.

  • How computers can help you make a difference.

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