PB161 C++ Programming

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
RNDr. Nikola Beneš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Petr Ročkai, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Bc. František Bráblík (seminar tutor)
Bc. Jan Juračka (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lukáš Korenčik (seminar tutor)
Tomáš Krchňák (seminar tutor)
Bc. Patrick Ondika (seminar tutor)
Bc. Jakub Šárník (seminar tutor)
Bc. Michal Barnišin (assistant)
Martin Beľa (assistant)
Ing. Dávid Bolvanský (assistant)
Bc. Jan Jedelský (assistant)
Bc. Martin Kozlovský (assistant)
Mgr. Adam Matoušek (assistant)
Vojtěch Nájemník (assistant)
Dominik Tichý (assistant)
Bc. Šimon Varga (assistant)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Nikola Beneš, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
PB071 Principles of low-level prog.
Basic knowledge of programming and algorithmics (to the extent covered by the courses IB111, IB002), low-level programming (PB071), programming language principles and OOP (PB006). Students are also required to have user experience with Unix OS or similar, as homework is submitted and tested on a Unix server.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The goals of the course are to make the students familiar with the C++ programming language as defined by ISO C++17. The course focuses on the languages's semantics, user-defined data types (classes), work with the standard library. The students shall also get acquainted with various programming paradigms in the language's scope: functional programming, OOP, generic programming and metaprogramming.
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course, a student should be able to:
- write C++ programs utilizing the tools of modern C++ as defined by ISO C++17;
- use a significant part of the standard C++ library;
- create user-defined data types (classes) in C++;
- understand the value semantics of C++ and explain the difference between this semantics and other popular languages' semantics;
- understand the principles behind resource management (incl. memory management) in modern C++;
- understand how the principles of object-oriented programming are realised in C++;
- have a basic understanding of generic programming and metaprogramming via templates in C++;
- use exceptions in an efficient and reasonable way;
- follow best practices guidelines for C++ programming.
  • Introduction to the semantics of C++, classes, strings, vectors (dynamic arrays).
  • Value and reference semantics of C++, closures (anonymous functions, „lambdas“).
  • The standard library: algorithms, containers, iterators.
  • Function and method overloading, the type system of C++, objects, namespaces, access.
  • Input/output in C++, operator overloading.
  • Exceptions, resource management (RAII).
  • Memory management in modern C++, smart pointers.
  • The realisation of object-oriented programming in C++.
  • Generic programming with templates.
  • Metaprogramming with templates, various useful parts of the standard library.
  • The iterator concept in more detail, own iterators' implementation.
  • Conclusion, an outlook into the future (C++20).
  • STROUSTRUP, Bjarne. The C++ programming language. 3rd ed. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1997. x, 910 s. ISBN 0-201-88954-4. info
  • VIRIUS, Miroslav. Programování v C++. 1. vyd. Praha: ČVUT, 1998. 364 s. ISBN 8001018741. info
  • VIRIUS, Miroslav. Pasti a propasti jazyka C++ : podrobný průvodce pokročilého uživatele. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 1997. 251 s. ISBN 8071696072. info
  • VIRIUS, Miroslav. Od C k C++. 1. vyd. České Budějovice: KOPP, 2000. 227 s. ISBN 80-7232-110-2. info
  • LOUIS, Dirk, Petr MEJZLÍK and Miroslav VIRIUS. Jazyky C a C++ podle normy ANSI/ISO: kompletní kapesní průvodce. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing, 1999. 644 s. ISBN 80-7169-631-5. info
  • MEYERS, Scott. Effective C++ :50 specific ways to improve your programs and designs. 2nd ed. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1998. xx, 256 s. ISBN 0-201-92488-9. info
Teaching methods
Teaching consists from theoretical lectures combined with the practical exercises and programming homework selected to practice topics from lectures.
Assessment methods
Homework assignments during the semester, a programming exam.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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