C++ Get Started

C++ Get Started

In this tutorial, we will learn about Get Started, Syntax, and Basic Program of C++.

Get Started

To Start using C++, you need two things:

  • A text-editor (like Notepad++, Code::Blocks and so on.), to write c++ code. Download Code::Blocks Text Editor
  • A compiler, like GCC, to translate the C++ code into a language that the computer will understand.

There are many text editors and compilers available for C++.

C++ Install IDE

  • An IDE (Intefrated Development Environment) is used to edit and Compile the code.
  • Popular IDE's include - Code::Blocks, Eclipse, and Visual Studio.
  • These above mention IDE's are Open Source and they can be used to edit and debug C++ code.
  • We recommend Code::Blocks for practice our examples, which we believe is a good place to start coding.

C++ Quickstart

  • Let's create our First C++ file in Code::Blocks.
  • Open Codeblocks and go to File > New > Empty File.
  • Write the following C++ Code and save the file as myfirstprogram.cpp(File > Save File as):
// Your First C++ Program
#include <iostream>

int main() {
    std::cout << "Hello World!";
    return 0;


Hello World!

Focus on how to run the code. and see the result of the above program.

Don't worry if you don't understand the above code: you can Click here to see the full details of First C++ Program.

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We hope that this tutorial helped you develop better understanding of the concept of Get Started in C++.

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In the next tutorial, you'll learn about C++ Variables, literals and Constants.

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