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  • Create a program that asks the user for their name, then prints “Good Morning, {insert name here}!” to the user.
  • Add comments to the program to explain why the program is announcing “Good Morning” instead of “Hello”.
  • Define an integer variable named “hour”, and initialize it to 8. Modify the program above to output a second line to read, “It is now 8 o’clock”, but use the variable. Hint: cout << "It is now " << hour << " o'clock";
  • Add 1 to the variable “hour”, then print it out in another line to read, “An hour has passed, it is now (insert the hour variable here) o’clock”.
  • Modify the program to prompt the user for the current hour. If the user enters an hour in the range between 0 and 11, print, “Good Morning, {insert name here}”. If the user enters and hour in the range between 12 and 23, print, “Good Afternoon, {insert name here}”. If the user enters any other hour, print an appropriate error message and exit.
  • Add a loop so that, if the user enters an hour outside the range, the program prompts the user again. Keep looping until the user enters a valid number, or has had 3 failed attempts. If the user fails after 3 attempts, print an appropriate insult.
  • Modify the program so that the loop to keep prompting is in a function. Have it return the input number if valid, or -1 if too many attempts failed.
  • Create an array of string objects to hold the text of the number. E.g.,
    #include <string>
    // . . .
    string num[] = { "zero", "one",
    ... etc.
  • Instead of printing out the numeric value of “hour” o’clock, reference the text of the hour. I.e., instead of printing, “It is 8 o’clock”, it should print, “It is eight o’clock”.


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  • Intro 0:00
  • Overview 0:21
  • Acquire a Compiler 1:24
    • Windows
    • Macintosh
  • Acquire a Compiler for Linux 2:18
    • Redhat
    • Ubuntu
    • Software Manager
  • Acquire an Editor 3:14
    • Popular Editors
  • Compile and Run a Program 5:00
    • Traditional First Program
  • Comments in Code 8:12
    • Standard C 'block' Type Comment
    • C++ 'to end of line' Comment
  • Simple Data Types 10:00
    • Integer
    • Floating Point
    • Character
    • Two Types of 'Strings' in C++
    • Examples
  • Operators 15:56
    • Unary
    • Binary
    • Ternary
    • Function-like
    • Member Reference
  • Expressions 20:51
    • Modifying
    • Arithmetic
    • Comparison
    • Logical
    • Comma
  • Left-Hand Expressions 24:04
    • 'Right hand'
    • 'Left hand'
    • Examples
  • 'If' Branching 26:33
  • 'Switch' Branching 29:15
  • Looping 30:59
    • 'While' Loop
    • 'Do While' Loop
    • 'For' Loop
    • 'Break'
    • 'Continue'
  • Functions 34:49
    • Prototypes
    • Function Parameters
    • Return Value
    • Overloading
  • Arrays 39:10
    • Multi-Dimensional Arrays
  • Pointers 43:37
    • Definition
    • 'Dereference' Operator
    • 'Reference' Operator
  • Structures 47:20
    • Example: Without Structure
    • Example: With Structure
  • Object Oriented Programming 51:00
    • Access Can Be Defined As
  • Input / Output 54:07
    • Insertion Operator
    • Extraction Operator
    • File Stream Objects
  • Two Thumbs Up! 55:58