The C++ Programming for C Programmers training course is a comprehensive hands-on introduction to object oriented programming in C++. Emphasis is placed on the features of C++ that support effective modeling of the problem domain and reuse of code. The course consists of two modules. In the first module object oriented concepts are introduced. The C++ class construct is introduced and its key features elaborated step-by-step, providing full implementation of abstract data types. C++ memory management is discussed. Function and operator overloading and the use of references are covered.
The scope and access control mechanisms of C++ are described. Inheritance is introduced. The use of virtual functions to implement polymorphism is discussed. The second module presents intermediate topics. The ANSI C++ Standard Library is covered, including namespaces, the new header files and basic string class. Templates are covered, including an introduction to the Standard Template Library (STL). There is a chapter on I/O streams, including formatting and file I/O. Practical issues of C++ programming, such as reliability, testing, efficiency and interfacing to C, are discussed. The workshop introduces newer features of C++ such as exceptions, runtime type information (RTTI), and the new C++ cast syntax. Extensive programming examples and exercises are provided. The class is designed so that it can be taught in any environment with an ANSI C++ compiler.
- A good working knowledge of C programming.