Well one anyway!
Those of you who have come across this page before may have read about my Android course with Udacity, my Flutter course with Udemy and the Analogue Electronics course, again with Udemy. Well now I have reached new heights – well it was certainly the longest and most difficult course to date. I have just finished a course in C++ development with Udemy.
I have wanted to complete a “C” based course for some time. I have read several books about the C language and typed along with the examples in the book. My belief was and still is that if I was to learn a “C” based language, it would help me to better understand what is going on under the “hood” since many of the higher level languages are based on C and many of the libraries are written in C or C++. I thought that I would get a better understanding of some of the error messages and so I would gain a “deeper understanding” – I hoped. I found C on it’s own a little limiting so when I found what appeared to be quite a comprehensive C++ course on Udemy, I decided to sign up for it.
I began in early December 2022 and preceeded to plod through it. Christmas happened so I put it to one side for a little while and picked it up in earnest by mid-January. It was 46 hours of lecture videos, which is by far the longest Udemy course that I have signed up for but of course, it takes a lot longer than that when you have coding challenges, quizzes and having to watch the videos several times to be able to grasp the concepts – I am sure that many people have to do that – or perhaps it’s just me but the point is, grasp those concepts I did and I finally completed on the 20th February 2023. I am proud because I feel that I have come a long way. Not only have I gained an understanding of C++ which will come in useful for development of C++ programs. C++ is generally the language of micro-controllers like Arduino, so I’ll be able to have a go at programming them. This course will also come in useful when writing the Java for my Android stuff (The back end is written in Java in my apps ‘cos I’m old school – I was taught Android apps with Java – I might get around to Kotlin at some point) and It will help me if I want to have a serious attempt at learning Python.
All that I have to do now is get some practice writing programs in all of these development languages – I promise that there is method in my madness – I like to think that there is a pattern to my progress.
I haven’t put any C++ programs on my GitHub page but if you are interested in what I have done with Android and Flutter, please follow this link:-