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About the Course

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to create memory-safe applications in both C and C++, discover how to use pointers and dynamic memory in a modern application, and implement/customize the Big 3/5 for your own application. By the end of the project, you will have a working knowledge of how to use memory in C and C++, and learn how to create, manipulate, and destroy pointers. Memory management is critical to modern high-performance applications, with C/C++ continuing to be the industry standard for applications dealing with dynamic memory. The ability to significantly speed up your program using pointers/dynamic memory continues to draw programmers to C and C++. In addition, memory management is an essential topic for many students who need to learn about how their computer stores and alters variables in their programs. This course works on the Rhyme platform, which allows you to have a custom Windows VM that ensures you do not have to worry about any of the setup work for your application. Students will be able to code along on their desktop and learn by coding with the instructor. At the end of the course, you will receive the files you created in the course. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We are currently working on providing the same experience in other regions....

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Oct 9, 2020

Excellent flow of Tutorial! Very good demonstration by the tutor.

Oct 25, 2020

good explanation of pointers and memory management

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By Xavier C C

Feb 22, 2021

The course is supposed to be a "project" but there is no task at all. The information provided is not more advanced than a 10 min read on pointers in any c++ book. I think that memory management could be explained much better or clearly. I regret paying for this.

By Alexander S

Jul 6, 2020

This wasn't a project. Just a couple videos and a quiz. There was no task, challenge or goal clearly outlined.There was no text referenced if you missed something in the video. The split screen was small, slow and the mouse icon was impossible to see.

By David A M C

Jun 16, 2020

Very good in explaining the technical stuff. Maybe a bit lacking on the motivational side. Why should we care about pointers, and memory management. Specially if the student comes from languages las Java, R, Python or even modern C++.

But if you care about the programming details of memory management, I highly recommend this project. It is straightforward and very well explained.

By Shrikrishna P

Oct 10, 2020

Excellent flow of Tutorial! Very good demonstration by the tutor.

By Bindu V S

Oct 26, 2020

good explanation of pointers and memory management

By Vedesh K

Sep 27, 2020

Learnt new things in clear. Thank you..

By Ahmed A I B

Jun 29, 2020

its very good and give me confident

By Doss D

Jun 19, 2020

Thank you

By Sumit M

Aug 21, 2020

Good one

By tale p

Jun 24, 2020


By Georg P

Sep 15, 2021

M​ore output examples would be valuable, so that you can see what the outcome of a copy- or move constructor is.

By 1412 k

Sep 30, 2020

The Course was kinda short(6hrs max. got completed in like 90min. or so) but it had good info.

By Rishabh A

Jun 23, 2020

Somethings were new, so not all was bad.

Some questions in graded exercise seemed incorrectly marked.

By Weerachai Y

Jul 8, 2020


By Evangelos D

Jul 16, 2021

This is advertised as intermediate. Its not. Its basic/beginner level. Also there's superficial explanation and incorrect quiz questions.