Day 1. Getting Started

Welcome to Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days! Today, you will get started on your way to becoming a proficient C++ programmer.

Today, you will learn

• Why C++ is a standard in software development

• The steps to develop a C++ program

• How to enter, compile, and link your first working C++ program

A Brief History of C++

Computer languages have undergone dramatic evolution since the first electronic computers were built to assist in artillery trajectory calculations during World War II. Early on, programmers worked with the most primitive computer instructions: machine language. These instructions were represented by long strings of ones and zeros. Soon, assemblers were invented to map machine instructions to human-readable ...

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