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By tomazos, 7 years ago, In English,

22 Feb 2013 — San Francisco, CA — The CPPGM Foundation ( released further news today about the C++ Grandmaster Certification, the free massively open online course (MOOC) where you build your own C++ compiler, standard library and toolchain for Linux x86-64.

It was reported that 10,000 programmers have enrolled in the course including people from Intel[], Stanford[], Google[], MIT[], IEEE[], Harvard[], and many other companies and educational institutions from all over the world.

CPPGM has been inundated with requests for more information about the content of the course, so Programming Assignment 1 has been released as a public preview for free anonymous download and review.

Programming Assignment 1 asks the participant to implement the first three phases of translation as described in clause 2 of the C++ Standard (the preprocessors tokenizer).

The starter kit is available from:

By popular demand enrollments have been extended until 15 March. To enroll or for more information visit the course web site at:

For press information contact


The CPPGM Foundation was formed by a software company that recognized the value to programmer productivity that a good knowledge of language mechanics had to new developers to their team. The C++ Grandmaster Certification began development as an internal training program, and the foundation was founded to offer it publicly.

[*] Company and organizations names have been used without permission and are property of their respective owners.

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