The C++ programming language was developed at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the early 1980s by Bjarne Stroustrup. He found 'C' lacking for simulations and decided to extend the language by adding features from his favorite language, simula 67.
The Name C++ (pronounced C plus plus) was coined by Rick Mascitti Where "++" is the C increment operator.
C++ is a general purpose, middle level programming language with high-level and low-level capabilities, and C++ is a multi-paradigm programming language that supports object oriented programming (OOP).
C++ is used by programmers to create computer software. It is used to create general systems software, drivers for various computer devices, software for servers and software for specific applications and also widely used in the creation of video games.