The goal of these columns is to explore object-orientation through practical object-oriented programming. This time, we look at C++, but in the future we will explore other areas of object-orientation. Learning an object-oriented language-a whole new way of programming-will pave the way for many exciting topics down the road.
The C++ Standard Library provides lots of built-in functionality in the form of the Standard Template Library (STL). The STL was created as the first library of generic algorithms and data structures for C++, with four ideas in mind.