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C++ is multi-paradigm, general-purpose, and compiled programming language.

It is sophisticated and efficient. Operating systems of today, games, browsers make use of C++ as their major language which makes it one of the most popular languages.

C++ which is properly pronounced as ‘see plus plus’ was developed by Bjarne Stroustrupin 1979 at Bell laboratory is an extension of C programming language.

Stated earlier as a multi-purpose language, C++ has enriched features, going through all of them might be time consuming, but as a beginner here are some you should definitely know:

  • Multi-paradigm programming language

 C++ technically supports different styles of programming which makes it easy for you as a programmer to choose a comfortable one.

  • Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

 Helps to solve complex problem, when used in C++ it makes it easier to divide the complex problem into smaller sets.

  • C++ is fast

 Unlike C language, C++ is fast and robust, this gives a great boost of speed that other high level languages do not give.

  • C++ Library

It has a standard in-built library, this library has effective and efficient algorithms which can be used for solutions. This helps to ample time reinventing.

  • C++ is typed statically

 It is a statically typed language which means the type checking is done in the compile-time. This helps the compiler catch bugs before the execution of the program.


  • C++ is here to stay

It is majorly used in games, browsers, modern applications such as Facebook, Amazon, Adobe.

  • Pushes you to understand your computer             

The knowledge of C++ gives you the opportunity to understand the architecture of your computer, as your code will interact with the hardware.

You will learn how data is been stored and retrieved.

  • Large Community of C++ developers

Stackover is a good place to start as it the number question and answer platform for developers. Over 70% of questions asked on the platform concerning C++ has been answered which shows a great deal of activeness.

You can expect awesome developers to assist you in solving real life problems.

  • Huge Salary and Job availability

There are over 5000 job opportunities monthly for C++ developers with great compensation. Most especially from companies who are into windows application, games, graphics, and engines.

  • Open source Projects

You can find great open source projects on Github ranging graphics to web development and more. You can start your project as well.


Because of the verse features and APIs present in C-plus-plus, this language has found usage in different applications development areas like in games development, operating system, native mobile application, GUI and much more.

To get started with C++ there are two basic tools we need: A compiler and an integrated development environment (IDE).

This will be discussed in our next topic C++ Installation and Environment setup.

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