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A Summary Of The Complete Guide To Programming In C++

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C++ is one of the most powerful programming languages as well as being one of the world’s most popular. Using a fast and reliable C++ IDE for Windows, Android and iOS programming is very important for beginners and professionals since it helps C++ developers in remembering which language features exist, how to use them, and even detect errors when we get it wrong. C++ Programming requires many pre-defined variables, functions, and libraries, tools and options for the different operating systems which means you need a professional IDE to help remember the different options and allow us to create apps with the greatest possible developer efficiency.

Why did I write The Complete Guide To Programming In C++?

For those that do not know me, my name is Yilmaz Yoru. On the LearnCPlusPlus.org site I started to write C++ posts with examples with the support of Embarcadero about 2 years ago. Actually, I had a dream to explain how C++ Builder is easy, powerful, and helps you create truly great apps. Mostly I try to use my existing code to teach you C++ as simply as possible. Posts are generally written for everyone, not only for engineers but also for the wide range of curious programmers from kids to elders, teachers to academic staff, to any person. I believe that at some level everyone can develop C++ apps and every person has creativity in their field of interest. Thus, all these examples and posts may improve the world with new great apps developed by these creative people. It’s a lofty idea, but I think it’s a worthy one. Of course, more complicated logical, mathematical engineering applications which require more engineering skills may need more specific specialized skills.

As an Embarcadero MVP and partner, I have compiled more than 400 blog articles written on LearnCPlusPlus.org including more than 1000 examples specific to C++ programming. We created 7 selection posts as “A Complete Guide to Programming In C++”. Endless thanks to all the Embarcadero team who contributed to my articles. There was a great effort in every post. We tried to compose C and C++ examples that would be simple and understandable for those at the beginner level. We designed very specific graphics for some explanations in these posts. Sometimes we used docwiki.embarcadero.com materials in some parts, occasionally we drew from the built-in help, and official Embarcadeo examples of C++ Builder were helpful to our posts too. In some more advanced posts, I tried to be creative to show you how C++ Builder can be an amazingly elegant solution to your professional C++ needs.

I would like to say thanks to Eli Mapstead who helped to build these great topics of posts, and also thanks to Ian Barker for his linguistic skills in editing the content of my posts. Thanks to David Millington, Marco Cantu, Bruneau Babet, and Jim McKeeth who also helped in the review processes of some of the posts and they kindly answered some of my specific questions. There are some more reviewers on the technical review side, so I would like to thank them too. We also discussed some of the posts in the MVP community, and there was great feedback from developers, especially beginners had positive feedback. Actually, we prepared more than 500+ posts about C and C++. We know, we have missing topics for subjects we’d like to write about, and you need more posts, especially more in-depth posts aimed at professionals. We plan to add more topics about C and C++. We hope these posts are beneficial to all developers from beginners to professionals. Thank you to everyone involved!

This complete guide is not complete of course, maybe this is the largest C++ Builder document online that you can use to improve yourself from beginner level to professional level. This complete guide is composed of online posts, which means we may easily update them, we can add new posts and topics about your requests. I hope all you C++ developers enjoy this great guide which is built from 1-2 years of short but intense effort. We decided to separate this topic into 7 volumes. We sorted most topics into learning levels. The first 2 volumes are about simple applications and basics of C++, mostly console apps or in very simple GUI apps. I think, the first 4 volumes are easy for everyone. The 5th volume may require little bit more mathematics and physics. The 6th and 7th posts may require more advanced programming and engineering skills. Most of the posts are compatible with the latest RAD Studio, C++ Builder 11.2, Dev-C++ and other with CLANG based C++ compilers. GUI based posts are using VCL or FMX libraries which means they are only possible with C++ Builder.

Introduction To A Complete Guide To Programming In C++

If you are beginner and want to learn C++ programming, this article lists topics related with C++ Programming, IDE and C/C++ compilers for Windows with their features. It’s very hard to identify which C++ compiler is the best for you, as this is mostly about what you want to achieve with your code. If you want to implement small projects for analysis and calculations without GUIs and many other features, most small compilers will do just fine. If you want to migrate from building simple exe files to complex professional applications, we highly recommend using a professional C++ compiler with an advanced IDE from the start.

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If you want to jump to develop robots in C or C++ programming, please just download the latest C++ Builder to learn C++ easily and develop amazing C++ robot applications. The free version of C++ Builder CE is also great for beginners. If you want to develop professionally it is highly recommended you start with C++ Builder CE version. Today we have a great selection to choose from when looking for a free C++ IDE. Tools like C++ Builder CEDev-C++, and even the BCC32 command line compiler.

You can download the free C++ Builder Community Edition here: https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/starter.

Professional developers can use the Professional, Architect or Enterprise versions of C++ Builder. Please visit https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder.

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Here is a summary of The Complete Guide To Programming In C++

Start C++ programming with a professional IDE. If you are beginner and want to learn C++ programming, this article lists topics related with C++ Programming, IDE and C/C++ compilers for Windows with their features. If you want to implement small projects for analysis and calculations without GUIs and many other features, most small compilers will do just fine. If you want to migrate from building simple exe files to complex professional applications, we highly recommend using a professional C++ compiler with an advanced IDE right from the start.

In my opinion, If we combine all the requirements for the C/C++ compiler and IDE, the Best C and C++ Compiler and IDE for the supported platforms is C++ Builder 11.2 IDE and Compiler .

How To Compile And Run A C++ Program? RAD Studio 11.2 image.

In this post, we will explain How To Compile And Run A C++ Program with the Dev-C++, with the C++ Builder CE, and with C++ Builder.

1. Introduction – A Complete Guide To Programming In C++

2. Basics – A Complete Guide To Programming In C++


3. Object Oriented Programming – A Complete Guide To Programming In C++


4. Visual Programming – A Complete Guide To Programming In C++


5. Graphics – A Complete Guide To Programming In C++


6. Advanced Programming – A Complete Guide To Programming In C++ –


7. Artificial Intelligence – A Complete Guide To Programming In C++ –

8. 15 Tips To Graduate from Classroom C++

Today, coding in any programming language is an indispensable skill, and the internet has many resources, ranging from how to code from scratch to how to build high-end professional applications, APIs, and algorithms. Learning to code in at least one programming language is compulsory in educational institutions. Every aspect of life today is controlled at some point by a computer program.   With the development of computers and programming languages alongside operating systems, programming has grown larger and more complex. Today, programming is a needed and useful skill in almost all business scenarios. 

C++ is one of the popular programming languages taught in educational programs. You may have learned introductory programming skills, but how can you put them to good use?  Is the C++ you learned in school enough to be productive? The answer is YES! Here are the 15 tips to graduate from classroom C++ to modern C++.

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C++ Builder is the easiest and fastest C and C++ IDE for building simple or professional applications on the Windows, MacOS, iOS & Android operating systems. It is also easy for beginners to learn with its wide range of samples, tutorials, help files, and LSP support for code. RAD Studio’s C++ Builder version comes with the award-winning VCL framework for high-performance native Windows apps and the powerful FireMonkey (FMX) framework for cross-platform UIs.

You can download the free C++ Builder Community Edition here: https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/starter.

Professional developers can use the Professional, Architect or Enterprise versions of C++ Builder. Please visit https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder.

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About author

Dr. Yilmaz Yoru has 33+ years of coding with more than 30+ programming languages, mostly C++ on Windows, Android, Mac-OS, iOS, Linux, and other operating systems. He was born in 1974, Eskisehir-Turkey. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eskisehir Osmangazi University in 1997. One year later, he started to work in the same university as an assistant. He received his MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the same department of the same university. Since 2012, he is the founder and CEO of Esenja LLC Company. Some of his interests are Programming, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Artificial Intelligence. He also likes the graphical 2D & 3D design and high-end innovations. He has married, and he is a father of a son.

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