About C++

Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.

- Martin Fowler

The C++ programming language was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup and his team at Bell Laboratories (AT&T. USA) to implement simulation projects in an object-oriented and efficient manner. In early 1989, an ANSI committee (American National Standards Institute) was established to standardize the C++ programming language.

The major reason behind the success and popularity of C++ is that it supports the oops concepts. "Object-oriented technology is considered the ultimate paradigm for modeling and information, be it data and logic."

The name C++ (Cplusplus) was coined by Rick Mascitti where "++" is the C increment operator. The latest C++ standard document was issued by ANSI/ISO in year 2017.

What is C++?

C++ is a general-purpose, case-sensitive, free-form programming language which is used to create computer programs.

Applications Of C++

1. For Developing Graphical application like computer and mobile games
2. Used for designing OS like Window XP
3. Few parts of apple OS X are written in C++
4. C++ is used for designing database like MySQL
5. Internet browser Firefox are written in C++
6. Applications of adobe systems Like Photoshop, ImageReady, Illustrator and Adobe Premier are developed in C++
7. Google file system and Google Chromium are also written in C++
8. Google also uses C++ for Indexing.

Object-Oriented Programming (OOPs):-

C++ supports object-oriented programming, there are four types of object-oriented programming used in C ++:

1. Inheritance
2. Polymorphism
3. Encapsulation
4. Abstraction

First C++ Program:-

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main() {
cout << "Hello World!";
return 0;

●    This is a very simple program used to print the message "Hello World!" on the output screen.

●    It gives an idea about the structure and skeleton of a C++ program.

●    #include <iostream> is a header file

●    using namespace std:- std is the standard namespace. cout, cin and lot of other things are defined in it.

●    A special word main, which denote the starting point for execution of the program.

●    All program start their execution from main.

●    Braces are used to start and end every block of the program.

●      { denots start of block

●      } dentos end of block

●    cout is the only executable statement in the above program.


1. C++ was originally developed by

A. Sir Richard Hadlee
B. Clocksin and Mellish
C. Donald E. Knuth
D. Bjame Stroustrup

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2. latest C++ standard document was issued by ANSI/ISO in which year?

A. 2011
B. 2013
C. 2015
D. 2017

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Print Number Entered by User

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main()
int number;
cout << "Enter an integer: ";
cin >> number;
cout << "You entered " << number;    
return 0;

Enter an integer: 23
You entered 23

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