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Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day, Sixth Edition by Bradley Jones, Siddhartha Rao, Jesse Liberty

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

Welcome to Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day! You will get started on your way to becoming a proficient C++ programmer.

In this lesson, 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 very first electronic computers. Early on, programmers worked with the most primitive computer instructions: machine language. These instructions were represented by strings of ones and zeros. Assembly soon became the standard in programming as it replaced (or mapped) the cumbersome binary strings by human-readable and -manageable mnemonics ...

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