Mastering 4 critical skills using C++ (Free Preview)

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Description

Welcome to one of the very unique programming experiences you will ever get.

  • The course covers basic to advanced and modern C++ syntax.
  • The course helps you master the 4 most important skills for a programmer
    • Programming skills
    • Problem-solving skills: rarely covered by other courses
    • Project building skills: partially covered by other courses
    • Design skills:: rarely covered by other courses
  • 7+ times practice & homework compare to other courses plus 6 projects:
  • Special Teaching style: iterative, easy, and short

Content

  • It covers the content of Programming (1) and Programming (2) courses in universities
    • Specifically Programming basic fundamentals + Object-Oriented Programming but with Deeper coverage
  • Modern C++
    • In the first release of the course, I focus on C++11 This represents a lot of the modern C++
      • This is the same as most of the other courses.
    • Later, I will extend it to recent language updates, if the course got popular
      • Currently, some minor notes.
  • A huge set of Practice, Homework, and Projects
    • 2 styles of homework: Algorithmic (problem-solving) and applications
    • Several software design concerns are embedded in the homework.
    • So you are getting introduced to Software Engineering & Design Patterns
  • What is listed above is a lot to learn and master for a beginner
  • Not included?
    • C++ is really a complex language.
    • If you are searching for a specific topic (e.g. Concurrency), please check out the content first.

Building Skills: Practice, Homework, and Projects

  • One unique feature in this course is my education strategy:
    • Explain, Administrate & Challenge
  • Each video smoothly explains a simple concept(s)
  • Typically followed by easy to medium practice to administrate the concept
  • Then typically followed by an easy-medium-hard set of homework questions to challenge you
  • Extensive homework from easy to medium to hard to help to build the skills.
  • Most of the practice/homework questions are unique in this course
    • Programming questions are mainly from my competitive programming experience
    • OOP questions are mostly invented to achieve several goals:
      • Mastering the OOP concepts
      • Enforcing a lot of design heuristics & OOD
      • Preparing you for design principles and patterns
  • Small-to-large set of projects to build up project building and design skills
  • Solutions to all of them.

Special Teaching style

  • Typically most of the details of a concept are explained first before moving to the next topic
    • Make sense? Yah!
    • Here are some established facts:
      • Most of the details are not equally important. We simply don’t need to learn them early
      • Students typically are puzzled about a lot of what they are taught in the beginning.
      • Students iterate on the course a few times to get the whole details.
  • In this course, I teach several concepts in 2 rounds
    • Early in the course, only the mandatory concepts/syntax are explained
    • Then you practice a lot to master them!
    • Later at an appropriate time, you will learn the remaining details
    • My students found this approach a great educational experience.
      • Things are much easier in the begin
      • Fewer iterations on the materials
  • Short & to the point
    • Literally, in a few minutes, I cover clearly what others take a lot of time to explain

By the end of the journey

  • Solid understanding of programming concepts and its C++ syntax
  • Mastering the target 4 skills
  • With the administered problem-solving skills
    • You can start competitive programming smoothly in Div2-A/B Codeforces
    • Smooth start in Data Structure course
    • Smooth start in Algorithms course
  • With the administered project-building and design skills
    • Smooth start in Software Engineering course
    • Later, smooth start in one of the technology tracks in frontend or backend

What are the common complaints from programming courses?

  • Limited topics coverage.
  • Outdated syntax.
  • Unnecessary long videos with repetitions.
  • Too much time to explain basic concepts.
  • A sudden jump in the level. I can’t cope with the content.
  • Assumptions of previous knowledge to understand some of the concepts.
  • Building over concepts that were not mastered through practice or homework.
  • The same examples are used over and over.
  • Several consecutive lectures without practice or homework to master the concepts.
  • Awesome knowledge, almost zero skills.
  • Very little practice or homework.
  • Good homework in the first half and very weak in the remaining.
  • Many homework without solutions.
  • Only one project.
  • Small-size project.
  • Long but tedious project.
  • The project doesn’t help enforce the concepts.
  • Project source code is not provided. I needed to compare and learn.
  • Moving to Datastructures or Algorithms course was not easy. Weak problem-solving skills.
  • After the course, I am still stuck and can’t do even simple projects. Weak project-building skills.
  • The course taught OOP syntax and concepts nicely, but OOD skills are not built. Weak design-skills.
  • And more!

In this course, not only the content and skills are unique and added value, but also the whole experience to avoid as possible the above concerns and much more! Even if you attended a C++ course, my material will be an added value, especially its homework and projects.

Don’t miss such a unique learning experience!

Who this course is for:

  • Whoever curious about programming and computer science or learned programming,but has weak skills

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