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Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 24 Hours, fifth edition by Rogers Cadenhead, Jesse Liberty

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Hour 1. Writing Your First Program

Using C++

In 1979, a Danish computer scientist at Bell Labs in the United States began work on an enhancement to the C programming language. Bjarne Stroustrop explained on his personal website that he wanted a language “in which I could write programs that were both efficient and elegant.”

A lot of other people wanted that too.

Stroustrop’s creation, which he dubbed C++, has held a spot among the world’s top programming languages for decades. Many programming trends have come and gone over the years, but this language remains a contemporary ...

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