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Introduction to the C++ programming language

Now that you've been introduced to a simple programming language in Python, we need to spend a bit of time talking about a more complex but powerful language called C++. C++ is the original language of Linux, and has been around for many decades, but is still widely used by open source developers. It is similar to Python, but is also a bit different, and since you may need to understand and make changes to C++ code, you should be familiar with it and how it is used.

Prepare for lift off

As with Python, you will need to have access to the language capabilities. These come in the form of a compiler and build system, which turns your text files that contain programs to machine code that the processor can ...

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