As stated in the introductory text on the Home page of this website, I recently began to familiarize myself with programming, notably C++. The first thing I did is to get through the most important topics of the C++ syntax on cplusplus.com, which is a great site for later reference as well. It is by far not enough to grasp all the the capabilities of the language, but it is one point to start at. After getting an overview of the language on that website, I switched to a book (by Bjarne Stroustrup) that actually is written for beginners. After just getting through a few chapters, I could already write something like you can see down below. It is not much, but after the classic “Hello World!” program, it is the first thing that actually can do something useful.