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A coworker pointed me to a web page with a bunch of links to free ebook downloads from the publisher. One of these titles, was C++ Today by Gašper Ažman and Jon Kalb. I downloaded it, read it, and really enjoyed it. Being a youngin' myself, I wasn't around during the early days of C (well, I wasn't programming at least) so it was interesting to get schooled on the beginning of modern programming. I'll save you the history lesson in this post and give you the actual relevance of C++ today, but I definitely recommend reading the full version.
During a phone interview today I was asked the question, "In Java, can a class extends from more than one class?". In correctly answered "no" since I remembered it from my many encounters with the word extends and how to use it to inherit the properties and methods from the parent class.
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