You should know, that TensorFlow written on C++ as core (backend) and Python as frontend languages.
Python was the first client language supported by TensorFlow and currently supports the most features. More and more of that functionality is being moved into the core of TensorFlow (implemented in C++) and exposed via a C API.
If you are working with TensorFlow not only as Python software engineer, from time to time you should use C++ environment and available code, in your work. Sometimes you need to clarify C API, sometimes use it to port Python available code to other language. Any way you have to have build – ready C++ code on your computer.
How you can prepare it?
You need build it from sources. There is short guide: