Community thoughts on the new C++ course?


#1

Hi All,
Personally the course feels more like a ‘Basics of Programming’ that just happens to be in c++ rather than ‘The basics of c++’ ?

What does everyone else think?


#2

I can’t speak for everyone, but check these posts out:

I personally like it so far myself!

I hope this helps =)


#3

Yeah I was excited when I got the email about it. Then I did it and was like “that’s it”? There’s almost no content. Pretty disappointing if you ask me.


#4

They Will be adding More Content as time goes on. This will definitely help to get the Syntax Down.


#5

Yea. It did seem a little short. I would guess, yes, that they would add more coursework to it.


#6

Well, as stated by one of the CC Leader (I think it is his position), the course is getting new modules in these weeks so be patient and enjoy :slight_smile:

Also, remember than everything about learning a programming language start with the basis (Variable Types, I/O, Loops, Conditionals), this is what CC does, as learning platform to people who doesn’t know how to code or want to move to new programming stuff :slight_smile:


#7

Yeah I’ve only taken like 2 quizzes and it seems so to me as well, but that’s probably because it’s new. Like, it says that I’m at 33% complete but literally all I’ve learned is how to write and run hello.cpp

I mean, I don’t think it’s a bad thing; that’s actually how I like to learn a new programming language is to relearn the basics of programming, in that language; hello, arithmetic, data types, control flow, advanced functionality, objects, wrappers, libraries etc. etc. . That’s also how I learn natural languages, by relearning the basics of conversation, in that language; hello, how are you I’m well, please thank you you’re welcome I’m sorry excuse me, yes I would like some bread and cheese may i have a large coffee etc. etc.

I expect it will improve as they add more content to the course.


#8

Yeah I hope they add a lot more content. They probably will, 'cos they’ll want to start offering it as an intensive that’s where the real money’s at.


#9

hey bluemanning18,

we are working on it! 3rd module going live this monday :slight_smile: and 4th module the following monday. and then the real fun stuff starts after New Years :slight_smile:


C++ is FINALLY here on CodeCademy!
#10

Its short right now, but more is going to be released :grinning:


#11

I have just started the C++ course myself, and love it so far. When I have finished, I will tell you my opinion over the whole course.


#12

hey @cpluspluscoder more content coming next week and next next week!


#13

Yay! What about the week after that? Will there be something also. You said

we are working on it! 3rd module going live this monday :slight_smile: and 4th module the following monday. and then the real fun stuff starts after New Years :slight_smile:

So what about that two weeks the 23 and 30th? Will there something planned there too?


#14

not on 23rd and 30th (it’s the holidays). but more in january/february!


#15

Okay! That sounds good! I can’t wait to get the new info!


#16

Ok. I can see why not there, but I can’t wait for the update tommorow!


#17

I’m glad this is here. Not a big C-family person myself, but knowing this is an important programming language, there is a big need for this. Thank you.


#18

Yea, I’m not much of a C++ person either. But the course is great, and like you said, is important to know if you want to get a job in the coding field.


#19

Its actually one of them you need because its an all-purpose language, and used in game creation which makes money.


#20

it’s here! :slight_smile: please let me know if there are any problems