Did you ever thought about how your system software works? Have you ever realized how your animation characters and game superstars perform every pieces with perfection? If not, then it’s time to take a look at the powerhouse behind most of your computer applications. Yes, that’s the one and only C++ programming language, which enables you to perform all these tasks.
Actually C++ is an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) language, which help us to create new objects by keeping and altering the existing code. Since C++ is an extension of C language, it is very easy to code C++ in a ‘C style’ or object-oriented style. C++ compresses both high level and low level language features and hence it is considered as an intermediate level language. Polymorphism, virtual and friend functions, templates, namespaces and pointers are some of the important concepts inside C++ programming language.
Unlike C language, C++ comes with an added feature of classes, which are actually data types that can be used for more than twice. That is the reason why C++ became one of the most important programming languages used for building software and client-server applications. C++ also facilitates stronger type checking options and it allows you to define multiple objects of a special class so that the functions can be implemented within the class. Since several operators such as comparison, arithmetic, bit manipulation, logical operators etc. are available with the C++ language, overfilling of certain operators like addition are also possible with it. It also ensure well-organized performance and memory.
When we look in to the application side of C++ language, we can see that most of the popular software and games are built in C++ platform. Operating Systems like Symbian OS Apple OS X, Windows 95, 98 and XP are written in C++. Software like Adobe, Autodesk Maya, and Google applications, Mozilla, Bloomberg etc. are also developed using C++. One of the main advantage of C++ is that, it allows you to build high quality software and applications very fast and at low cost.
Even if C++ is considered as the ultimate programming language, there are also certain disadvantages for it. One of the major disadvantage of C++ is that it is very hard to fix when it is used with web applications. Moreover, C++ is a bit difficult programming language to learn and it may take a long time to master the key concepts like inheritance, polymorphism etc.