My Mentoring Program “Fundamentals for C++ Professionals”

I’m happy to provide you with more details about my mentoring program, “Fundamentals for C++ Professionals”. 


My General Idea

My general idea of the mentoring program is straightforward. I will teach you what you should know about modern C++. Modern C++ includes the core language and the library based on C++17 in 28 stations. Each week, I publish a new station. To master a station, you have to invest about three hours. Therefore, you can integrate my program into your workday.

After my general idea, I want to give you more details about my mentoring.


  • Fundamentals for C++ Professionals (Become a C++ Professional in Nine Months)


Here are all 28 stations. Therefore, you know what you get:

  1. Introduction
  2. Literals
  3. Types: enumerations, pointer, references, and casts
  4. Types: type deduction with auto and decltype
  5. Values: initialization, conversion, const, and constexpr
  6. Values: move semantics and perfect forwarding
  7. Memory
  8. Functions
  9. Classes: attributes and constructors
  10. Classes: initialization, destructors, and member functions
  11. Classes: default, and delete, operator overloading, explicit, access rights, friends, and structs
  12. Inheritance: abstract base classes, access rights, constructors, base class initializers
  13. Inheritance: destructor, virtuality, override, and final, and multiple inheritances
  14. Templates: functions and classes
  15. Templates: parameters and arguments
  16. Template Specialization
  17. Type Traits
  18. Smart Pointers
  19. STL: General Ideas (containers, algorithms, iterators, callables, range-based)
  20. STL: Common Interface of the Containers
  21. STL: sequential containers and associative containers
  22. STL: algorithms
  23. Strings including string views
  24. Regular Expressions
  25. In- and Output
  26. Threads: creation, data sharing, mutexes, and locks
  27. Threads: thread-local data, thread-safe initialization, condition variables
  28. Tasks

One Station

I publish on each Friday a new station (content). But I have more valuable content for you if you like.

One station contains theory, practice, and mentoring.

  • Theory
    • Pure theory with approx. ten slides (video)
    • Applied theory with approx. five examples (video)
  • Practice
    • Explain the exercises (video)
    • Explain the sample solutions to the exercises (video)
  • Mentoring
    • Live Q&A session on each Friday of each week, in which I address questions about the week’s topic; I record this session.
    • E-mail queries by participants; I publish the e-mail responses anonymously if appropriate or address them in the Q&A sessions.

There is more one-to-one mentoring.

One-To-One Mentoring

During the program and at the end, I will have a one-to-one mentoring call with each participant. Each one-to-one mentoring call has a unique purpose.


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Be part of my mentoring programs:

  • "Fundamentals for C++ Professionals" (open)
  • "Design Patterns and Architectural Patterns with C++" (open)
  • "C++20: Get the Details" (open)
  • "Concurrency with Modern C++" (starts March 2024)
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    • During the mentoring program: You decide when it should happen. The purpose of this one-to-one call is simple. I want to support you in mastering my mentoring program.
    • In the end: I want to provide you with additional guidance for your career as a C++ programmer because you are never done learning.

    Additionally, I develop an online library that provides the following content to support your learning.

    Online Library

    Additional Stations

    You have noticed that I wrote about 28 stations, but the program takes nine months (35 stations). After big topics, I do not publish new content but deepen the previous topic. This unique week serves as a buffer to allow participants to work through gaps.

    The buffer is necessary for several reasons:

    • Short-term bottlenecks in your job or private (vacation or illness).
    • Short-term bottlenecks in the mentoring program (many exciting questions have accumulated)
    • Deepening of the contents

    This week there will be a general Q&A session on Friday, where I will address questions and challenges around my mentoring.

    Now, you may ask yourself, should I apply?

    For Whom is This Mentoring Program?

    First of all, you need a basic knowledge of C++, and you want to become a professional C++ developer in nine months. You have to invest about three hours a week and can, therefore, integrate my program into your workday. In the ideal case, your company supports you with time and money.

    Here are a few typical participant profiles I have in mind:

    • Young professionals who want to master the start of their career
    • Students who wish to prepare for their first job (interview)
    • Software developers who want to qualify themselves further professionally
    • Team leaders that want to bring their members on the same page

    If you don’t know if my program is appropriate for you, write me an e-mail:

    Here are a few technical details

    Technical Details

    • Course start: My goal is to launch this course in April.
    • Course size: At least 105 hours, 17.5 training days, or 3 1/2 typical 3-days training.
    • Registration: I open the registration window four weeks before the course starts and close it one week before it starts.
    • Stay informed: If you want to stay informed, write an e-mail to with the subject “Mentoring”. Write me also an e-mail if you need more information.
    • Price: Due to this first installment of my mentoring program(and some improvisation),  the price of the program is drastically reduced by roughly 50%: €250/month.

    In the end, I want to write about my long-term vision.

    My Vision

    • Build an active C++ community. You help each other to solve your exercises and challenges around modern C++.

    • You can master this course at your pace.

    • I will develop additional mentoring programs about the following more advanced topics. I will start these other mentoring programs at the end of this year.
      • C++20
      • Clean Code with Modern C++
      • Concurrency with Modern C++
      • Design Pattern and Architectural Pattern with C++
      • Embedded Programming with C++
      • Generic Programming (Templates) with C++







    Thanks a lot to my Patreon Supporters: Matt Braun, Roman Postanciuc, Tobias Zindl, G Prvulovic, Reinhold Dröge, Abernitzke, Frank Grimm, Sakib, Broeserl, António Pina, Sergey Agafyin, Андрей Бурмистров, Jake, GS, Lawton Shoemake, Jozo Leko, John Breland, Venkat Nandam, Jose Francisco, Douglas Tinkham, Kuchlong Kuchlong, Robert Blanch, Truels Wissneth, Kris Kafka, Mario Luoni, Friedrich Huber, lennonli, Pramod Tikare Muralidhara, Peter Ware, Daniel Hufschläger, Alessandro Pezzato, Bob Perry, Satish Vangipuram, Andi Ireland, Richard Ohnemus, Michael Dunsky, Leo Goodstadt, John Wiederhirn, Yacob Cohen-Arazi, Florian Tischler, Robin Furness, Michael Young, Holger Detering, Bernd Mühlhaus, Stephen Kelley, Kyle Dean, Tusar Palauri, Juan Dent, George Liao, Daniel Ceperley, Jon T Hess, Stephen Totten, Wolfgang Fütterer, Matthias Grün, Phillip Diekmann, Ben Atakora, Ann Shatoff, Rob North, Bhavith C Achar, Marco Parri Empoli, moon, Philipp Lenk, Hobsbawm, Charles-Jianye Chen, and Keith Jeffery.

    Thanks, in particular, to Jon Hess, Lakshman, Christian Wittenhorst, Sherhy Pyton, Dendi Suhubdy, Sudhakar Belagurusamy, Richard Sargeant, Rusty Fleming, John Nebel, Mipko, Alicja Kaminska, Slavko Radman, and David Poole.

    My special thanks to Embarcadero
    My special thanks to PVS-Studio
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    My special thanks to Take Up Code
    My special thanks to SHAVEDYAKS


    I’m happy to give online seminars or face-to-face seminars worldwide. Please call me if you have any questions.

    Standard Seminars (English/German)

    Here is a compilation of my standard seminars. These seminars are only meant to give you a first orientation.

    • C++ – The Core Language
    • C++ – The Standard Library
    • C++ – Compact
    • C++11 and C++14
    • Concurrency with Modern C++
    • Design Pattern and Architectural Pattern with C++
    • Embedded Programming with Modern C++
    • Generic Programming (Templates) with C++
    • Clean Code with Modern C++
    • C++20

    Online Seminars (German)

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