PB161 C++ Programming

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2024
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. Matej Focko (seminar tutor)
Bc. Petr Kubica (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Tušil (seminar tutor)
Vladimír Uhlík (seminar tutor)
Bc. František Bráblík (assistant)
Miroslav Gáll (assistant)
Tomáš Pavlík (assistant)
Tomáš Rohlínek (assistant)
Bc. Jindřich Sedláček (assistant)
Ján Václav (assistant)
RNDr. Martin Jonáš, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Lukáš Korenčik (assistant)
Mgr. Adam Matoušek (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
Tue 12:00–13:50 D2
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PB161/01: Mon 10:00–11:50 A219, J. Tušil
PB161/02: Fri 12:00–13:50 A219, M. Focko
PB161/03: Tue 18:00–19:50 A219, V. Uhlík
PB161/04: Wed 14:00–15:50 A219, P. Kubica
PB006 Princ. of Prog Lang. and OOP
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.
The capacity limit for the course is 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 67/60, only registered: 0/60, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/60
fields of study / plans 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 basics of the C++ programming language as defined by ISO C++20. The course focuses on the languages's semantics, user-defined data types (classes), basic work with the standard library.
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course, a student should be able to:
- write simple C++ programs utilizing the tools of modern C++ as defined by ISO C++20;
- use the standard C++ library on a basic level;
- 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++;
- use exceptions in an efficient and reasonable way;
- follow best practice guidelines for C++ programming.
  • Introduction to the syntax and semantics of C++, value semantics, references, const.
  • Compound values and types, records (struct), basic compound types in the standard library.
  • Extending types with methods and operators, overloading.
  • The lifecycle of a value, ownership, constructors, destructors.
  • Raw pointers, smart pointers, ownership via pointers.
  • Inheritance, late binding, OOP polymorphism, virtual destructors.
  • Exception handling, the RAII principle, resource management.
  • Closures (“lambda functions”).
  • Sum types in the standard library.
  • Algorithms, both classic and new (the “ranges” part of the library).
  • String manipulation.
  • Formatting, input/output.
  • STROUSTRUP, Bjarne. The C++ programming language. 3rd ed. Reading: Addison-Wesley. x, 910 s. ISBN 0-201-88954-4. 1997. info
  • VIRIUS, Miroslav. Programování v C++. 1. vyd. Praha: ČVUT. 364 s. ISBN 8001018741. 1998. info
  • VIRIUS, Miroslav. Pasti a propasti jazyka C++ : podrobný průvodce pokročilého uživatele. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada. 251 s. ISBN 8071696072. 1997. info
  • VIRIUS, Miroslav. Od C k C++. 1. vyd. České Budějovice: KOPP. 227 s. ISBN 80-7232-110-2. 2000. info
  • LOUIS, Dirk, Petr MEJZLÍK and Miroslav VIRIUS. Jazyky C a C++ podle normy ANSI/ISO: kompletní kapesní průvodce. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing. 644 s. ISBN 80-7169-631-5. 1999. info
  • MEYERS, Scott. Effective C++ :50 specific ways to improve your programs and designs. 2nd ed. Reading: Addison-Wesley. xx, 256 s. ISBN 0-201-92488-9. 1998. 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, three midterm programming tests, a programming exam.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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, Spring 2023.
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