Released in 1985, C++ is an object-oriented programming language created by Bjarne
Stroustrup. C++ maintains almost all aspects of the C language, while simplifying
memory management and adding several features - including a new datatype known as
a class (you will learn more about these later) - to allow object-oriented programming.
C++ maintains the features of C which allowed for low-level memory access but also
gives the programmer new tools to simplify memory management.
C++ used for:
C++ is a powerful general-purpose programming language. It can be used to create
small programs or large applications. It can be used to make CGI scripts or console-only
DOS programs. C++ allows you to create programs to do almost anything you need to
do. The creator of C++, Bjarne Stroustrup, has put together a partial list of applications
written in C++.