C++ for Non C Programmers

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Overview

C++ is undoubtedly the most widely-used programming language for implementing object-oriented systems. The C++ language is based on the popular C language. However, the demand for the language has expanded beyond C programmers looking to upgrade to C++, and a number of C programming practices and features are not required, or are seen as detrimental, in C++ programs.

The C++ for Non C Programmers course provides thorough practical and theoretical coverage of the C++ language for the experienced application programmer who has little or no recent C experience. It helps eliminate misconceptions and poor programming practices that can cause so many problems, by focusing on features of the language and standard library that enforce good practice and encourage clear and robust code.

Delegates with extensive C experience should attend the C++ for C Programmers course instead. Delegates who are relatively new to programming or who do not have experience in a modern programming environment, for instance on mainframe systems, should first attend the C++ Primer course.

This is a highly practical course which uses a mix of tuition and practical sessions for each technical chapter designed to reinforce the C++ syntax and object-oriented programming techniques covered in the course. 

Objectives

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Understand the key concepts and vocabulary of object orientation
  • Use fundamental and composite data types
  • Define and use classes
  • Write class member functions
  • Use pointers and dynamic memory
  • Use constructors and destructors
  • Write code that is efficient and robust
  • Build new classes from other classes using aggregation and association
  • Build new classes from other classes using inheritance
  • Use container classes, including template classes
  • Use operator overloading
  • Design and write code with polymorphic behaviour.

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Modules

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C++ Programs (6 topics)

  • Key features of C++
  • Identifiers and keywords
  • Simple declarations, expressions and statements
  • Basic I/O
  • Layout
  • Guidelines

Fundamental Data Types (10 topics)

  • Built-in types
  • Integer numbers
  • Floating Point numbers
  • Characters
  • Booleans
  • Assignment
  • Compound Assignment
  • Increment and Decrement
  • Defining constants
  • Type conversions

Composite Data Types (6 topics)

  • Defining and using enumerations
  • Built-in arrays and their limitations
  • Using the vector class
  • Built-in strings as character arrays
  • Using the string class
  • Defining and using structures

Control Flow (4 topics)

  • Simple and compound statements
  • Selection with if else and switch statements
  • Conditional expressions
  • Looping with while and for statements

Functions (9 topics)

  • Declaring, calling and defining functions
  • Overloading
  • Default arguments
  • Scope issues
  • Pass by copy
  • Pass by reference
  • Inline functions
  • Header files and source files
  • Pitfalls and guidelines

Object Concepts (5 topics)

  • Object behaviour
  • Object state
  • Object identity, Object-oriented programming
  • Classes
  • Encapsulation

Using Classes (5 topics)

  • Associating functionality with data
  • Class definitions
  • Public and private
  • Queries functions and modifier functions
  • Struct vs class

Pointers (5 topics)

  • Concepts and syntax
  • Pointers to structured types
  • Pointers for encapsulated objects
  • Null pointers
  • Pointers vs. references

Implementing Classes (9 topics)

  • Defining member functions
  • Object identity
  • The this pointer
  • Initialisation
  • Constructors
  • Default constructors
  • Member Initialisation
  • Scope issues
  • Inlining member functions

Operator Functions (5 topics)

  • Operators as functions
  • Global operators
  • Member operators
  • I/O stream operators
  • Pitfalls and guidelines

Object Relationships (5 topics)

  • Associations and their implementation
  • Compositions and their implementation
  • Navigation
  • Delegation
  • Multiplicity

Dynamic Memory (6 topics)

  • The need for dynamic memory
  • Dynamic objects
  • Using new and delete
  • Dynamic arrays;
  • Using new[] and delete[]
  • Destructors

More Pointers (5 topics)

  • Pointers and arrays
  • Pointer arithmetic
  • Pointers as array iterators
  • Pointers and const
  • Pointers vs. references

Containers (8 topics)

  • Container concepts and classification
  • Template classes
  • Standard containers
  • Vector
  • List
  • Iterators
  • Template functions
  • Algorithms

Copying (7 topics)

  • Copy construction
  • Copy assignment
  • Compiler generated copy behaviour
  • Problems
  • Solutions
  • Reducing Copying
  • Restricting Copying

Class Relationships (4 topics)

  • Extension of existing classes using inheritance
  • Polymorphic behaviour
  • Type substitutability
  • Abstract base classes

Inheritance (6 topics)

  • Protected members
  • Substitutability
  • Scoping
  • Base class initialisation
  • Order of object construction and destruction
  • Guidelines

Polymorphism (5 topics)

  • Declaring and defining virtual functions
  • Virtual destructors
  • Pure virtual functions
  • Using polymorphism through pointers and references
  • Guidelines

The Way Ahead (3 topics)

  • Support after this course
  • Further C++ information sources
  • Appendices

Prerequisites

Programmers who wish to learn C++, using its object orientated features and/or its enhanced features

Scheduled Dates

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Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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