31 – Lesson Overview C++

C++ is the language of self-driving cars. It’s also a programming language that’s a lot closer to what devices like the NVIDIA PX2 understand than a higher level language like Python. So if you want to get a job in this field, it’s something you’re going to have to learn. And while C++ is in most ways similar to languages like Python, it also has several features which make it different. In this two nanodegree, you will learn C++ over two courses. In this course, we will focus on all the elements of C++ that it shares with Python: variables, loops, classes, and objects, etc. And in the next course, we’ll focus on some of what makes C++ unique. But the angle of this course, is pretty straightforward, right? Working C++ code. In particular, you’ll be asked to translate the two dimensional histogram filter code that you wrote in Python into C++. And when you get that to run correctly, you’ll have made a hugely important first step towards your eventual expertise in C++. Now before we continue, there are some basic housekeeping steps that you’ll need to take care of before you start writing and running C++ code on your computer. Follow the instructions we’ve outlined below before you move on.