C/C++ Development of High-Performance Business Applications
C and C++ Programming Languages
C is one of the oldest programming languages developed in the early 1970s. It was used in the first mainframes and microcomputers of the 1980s. Over time, C becomes a universal coding language and can be found in almost every sector of the technology industry. If you look at the statistics on the use of programming tools, you will discover that C still dominates when it comes to advanced system programming.
C is widely used in the development of operating systems, firmware and other development systems. C is also used to write libraries intended for use by several programming languages and cross-platform programs that should run on several operating systems.
C ++ was originally developed to make object-oriented programming accessible and efficient for extensive software projects. It is an advanced version of C, with objects and instance methods. C ++ is currently one of the most preferred languages for creating high-quality video games, developing graphic software, a user interface, audio processing, and performance-oriented projects.
There are many advantages of object-oriented programming, but one of the most important things is that objects can be easily maintained and used in future programs. C ++ is used by many popular desktop applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Mozilla Firefox, and even operating systems such as Microsoft Windows.
History of the C Language
The C language is a universal programming instrument. It has gained particular popularity among programmers due to the combination of the capabilities of high and low programming levels. Most programmers prefer to use the C language for serious development because they are attracted by such features of the language as freedom of expression, mobility, and extreme accessibility. The C language enables the programmer to directly access the memory cells and computer registers while requiring knowledge of the features of the functioning of the computer. In this, C is similar to a low-level language – assembler, although, in reality, it is a much more powerful tool for solving difficult tasks and creating complex software systems.
The C language was developed by American Dennis Ritchie at the AT&T Corporation Computer Science Research Center of Bell Laboratories in 1972. The initial implementation of C was made on DEC’s PDP-11 computer to create the UNIX operating system. It was later ported to many operating systems and exists independently of any of them. Programs written in C, as a rule, can be transferred to any other operating system or another computer, either with minimal changes or without them at all.
C Language Evolution in C++
The C ++ language was created at the beginning of the 1980s. The authorship belongs to Bjarne Stroustrup who worked at Bell Labs. He added several additional features to the C language. In the late 1970s when he was working on queuing theory, he found out that the existing modeling languages were not effective. And high-performance machine languages were too complicated due to their limited expressiveness.
So, the Simula language has such capabilities that would be very useful for developing volumetric software, but it works too slowly. And the BCPL language is fast enough, but too close to low-level languages and is not suitable for developing volumetric software. Stroustrup supplemented the C language with the possibilities of working with classes and objects. As a result, practical modeling problems turned out to be possible to solve both from the point of view of development time (due to the use of Simula-like classes) and from the point of view of computation time (due to the speed of C).
When creating C ++, Bjarne Stroustrup set the following goals:
- To get a universal language with static data types, efficiency, and portability of C.
- It should directly and comprehensively support many programming styles, including procedural programming, data abstraction, object-oriented programming, and generalized programming.
- To give the programmer freedom of choice, even if it gives him the opportunity to choose the wrong one.
- To maintain compatibility with the C language as much as possible. Any design that is permissible in both languages should mean the same thing in each of them and lead to the same program behavior.
- To avoid features that are platform-dependent or not universal.
- To create an easy programming environment.
All basic operations, operators, data types of the C language are present in C ++. Some of them are improved and fundamentally new constructions are added. It allows us to talk about C ++ as a new language, and not just about a new version of the language C.
C++ was used to create Microsoft Windows and Google Chrome. With a wide range of tools, the language is easily adaptable for use in a variety of areas of life, be it banking, game development, commerce, or more. Therefore, C++ can help you create complex commercial systems with many elements, and develop simple applications. And if you are looking for a programming language with extensive tools and features, then C ++ is for you.
Where Are They Used and Why? Scope of C and C++
Nowadays, many developers tend to use modern languages. Though C remains the basis of the IT world. Many well-known structures are written in C and used daily by thousands of people across the globe.
- Microsoft Windows. It is mainly based on C code. For several decades this operating system has occupied the largest market share for desktop OS.
- Linux. It was also created with the C programming. 97% of all the world’s machines run on Linux. Its large share in the server market is undeniable, and someone uses it on the desktop.
- Mac. It is hard to believe, the third big OS is also written in C, at least its core.
- Mobile OS. The kernels of iOS, Android, and Windows Phone are C – based. These are mobile versions of pre-existing Mac OS, Linux, and Windows. So right now the C code is working in everyone’s pocket.
The C language is a strong tool for designing integrated systems. It is mainly due to its high performance and ease of use. The C language is very economical in consuming system resources, so it allows the program to run quickly. Thus, embedded systems perform without speed downfalls.
More importantly here, the C code, being platform-independent, is not associated with any particular microprocessor or system. So the firmware can be compiled on different devices and platforms with little or no change.
This is why UAVs, smartwatches, sensors, and devices that use the Internet of things technology (such as coffee machines) have firmware entirely written in C or C ++. In related systems, C allows you to work directly with memory resources and edit any part of the code.
Game and Game Engine Development
Computer games are big business. The C ++ language provides almost unlimited possibilities for creating various projects: from console programs to full-fledged 3D games with graphics, animation, and dynamics.
C++ is the fastest programming language today. It is one of the best for 3D, multiplayer and other games. Such famous games like Counter-Strike, StarCraft: Brood War, Diablo I, World of Warcraft were written in C ++. Well-known Xbox and PlayStation consoles are also based on C ++.
The C++ language was used for the core of the Unity game engine. It is the most popular engine for creating video games for several operating systems.
C ++ development tools can cope with the most complex game graphics. They allow you to optimize and control the memory resources and data structures in the game.
Application Development for Desktop and Cross-Platform Application
C ++ is one of the most powerful and popular programming languages. It is used for the creation of thousands of applications. You can use C ++ to develop your own applications for iOS, Android and Windows devices using cross-platform tools.
Writing code for different platforms can often be tedious. The main languages and development tools for iOS, Android and Windows are different for each platform. However, all platforms support C ++ code writing. This is a common denominator that allows the use of the bulk of the code across platforms. Machine code written in C ++ can be more productive and resistant to reconstruction. Reusing code allows you to save time and effort when creating applications for different platforms.
You can create applications simultaneously for Windows, Linux, Android, macOS, and iOS. And such famous programs like Photoshop and Adobe Premiere are also based on C ++.
Why Are Developers Still Using C/C++?
Today, there are a lot of different programming languages. Moreover, many of them allow writing code faster and easier than in C. But the C code is still working and will remain in demand for a long time. In some areas, C is still the preferred choice, and sometimes it is really the only option.
C ++ is a compiled statically-typed language. The most famous projects written in C ++ are Microsoft Windows and Google Chrome. Despite its age, the language remains in demand, as it is a powerful development tool used in various fields: banking, financial, games, sales and so on.
C ++ allows you to create not only applications but also games, as well as commercial software.
The main advantages of C ++ are accessibility, high computational performance, the presence of templates, and the possibility of expanding the language. C ++ has a high entry threshold like its predecessor C. However, it is compensated by the wide possibilities that this language provides.
C ++ allows you to work at a low level, that is, interact with memory, addresses, and ports.
In other words, C ++ is a powerful programming language that allows you to create effective programs of various directions, from drivers to complex software systems.
Application Development in C/C++
Why is C++ so popular for application creation? There are no generally accepted standards for creating a backend for C++. This programming language has many advantages over its competitors. First of all, it is high performance. C ++, which even runs on the microwave, is an example of portable code technology. The backend in C ++ can be built for any platform, even the rarest and most specific. Some of the codes can be easily borrowed from open libraries and previous projects. A powerful object-oriented paradigm allows you to create a variety of applications. A large general base of codes, including machine learning, numerical methods, work with big data, computer vision makes it possible to create any application, no matter how specific it is.
The Selection of Outsourced C/C++ Developer
You may have a project that needs to be finalized or just a product that needs to be implemented, and you have a team of talented managers and analysts who need qualified developers to implement their ideas. The best choice, in this case, would be a remote staff rental.
Front Desk Helpers team will offer you the services of the professional and experienced software developers. We have extensive experience as we have successfully completed many individual software development projects. In the process of working with our clients, we realized that it is good practice to hire dedicated specialists. This service involves hiring various specialists for your projects.
Another winning feature of this offer is that you can hire a manager or an analyst who will coordinate the development team.
This approach will bring you the following benefits:
- You will avoid office rental costs;
- You will minimize additional staff costs
- You may choose qualified developers with a rich portfolio and the necessary skills;
- You do not need permanent staff;
- Protection of your intellectual property;
- full control through communications;
We have completed a number of projects with a positive outcome. It proves that the outsourced staff idea is very efficient.
Hiring a remote developer, you get a qualified expert for the implementation of your project and you will not need to train him and improve his qualifications.
Front Desk Helpers know how to make sure that a team chosen by a customer cope with all the tasks and satisfy his business needs.
Business C/C++ Application Development Services
In the modern era of electronic technology, software development is an essential business constituent. Convenient and functional programs are mainly created for automation or significant optimization of work processes. It provides business benefits and a quick payback on developer services. Front Desk Helpers will help you quickly find software development specialists with affordable prices for implementing tasks of any complexity. Our team will become your trustworthy partner in C/C++ development services to simplify your business routine. Using a strong technical background of outsourced C/C++ developers we are ready to provide a wide selection of desktop and mobile solutions that meet the highest quality standards.
Regardless of the purpose, all types of programs are developed in stages. We engage a team of several specialists to work on software development. The creation process is as follows:
- studying the technical requirements;
- creating a structure for the interaction of processes (interface);
- development of a draft program;
- processing the necessary data;
- creation of alpha and beta versions for approval;
- testing and launching the final version.
Software development in C/C++
One of the main activities of our company is program creation. Over the years of successful work in this area, we have accumulated vast experience in implementing individual projects of different complexity: from small programs to automate private business to large enterprise management systems. Front Desk helpers can offer you the following software to improve your business efficiency:
- Programs for calculations. The goal of such programs is to accelerate processes, reduce the likelihood of errors due to the human factor, and increase the accuracy of the result.
- Programs for interactions with the customers. These are all kinds of applications that facilitate the process of ordering services/products of a company.
- Programs for analysis and planning. It is a common custom software development that allows you to solve specific tasks of the company: for example, to collect sales statistics and compare them with previous periods.
- Programs for applied tasks. The can deal with data entry, design, calculations, work with media and other data. Everything depends on the needs of the customer and the problems that he wants to solve with the help of the program.
C/C++ Application Development for e-Commerce
Front Desk Helpers have accumulated wide experience in creating comprehensive and reliable e-commerce solutions for commercial and public platforms. Professional skills of our developers include integration with third-party solutions, the adaptation of platforms to customer needs, and the development of e-commerce software.
Growing competition in the global market is motivating companies to use an innovative approach in creating a positive consumer experience: developing mobile applications for smartphones and tablets, creating websites with a responsive design for establishing mobile sales channels.
Our solutions will boost your business by increasing productivity. We can develop e-commerce software for various types of business.
Creation of Modern Video Games in C/C++
Games are developed taking into account the capabilities of the hardware since it is important to achieve high response stability. There are games for both weak devices (cell phones) and powerful multimedia systems equipped with virtual reality devices.
Our developers will create computer games and mobile applications for PC, iOs, Android and all popular platforms.
Cross-Platform Business Application in C/C++
Successful modern applications are simply obliged to work on all popular platforms. C ++ is one of the main languages that allows you to write efficient, productive, and cross-platform applications. Our developers are constantly expanding their experience as the language is evolving and new standards and opportunities are appearing.
The benefits of the cross-platform feature are obvious. If the program is written for several platforms, it will have more users. Development costs will be much less than if a program were written for each platform from scratch.
C ++ is one of the most powerful and popular programming languages. Hundreds of applications are written on it daily, often using a GUI (graphical user interface). For C++ you may use ready-made graphics libraries. They will make the development of the graphic part of applications as quick and convenient as possible.
Our developers work with the most popular libraries: SFML, Qt, Cairo, Cocos2D-X, Juce, wxWidgets, SDL2.0, GTK+. Studying the list of functions of your application, we choose the frameworks that really suits the project best.