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Viablility of c++ in the IT market

Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:20 PM

hi guys, i am a student living in Pakistan. I myself have learned pHp, C++, .NET. C++ happens to be my favorite language but sitting here in Pakistan it seems that C++ has no market demand at all. I mean look here:
http://www.codeweek....n-it-sector-26/

I know that C++ is part of the CLR but we all know that C# is the one that is most suited to .NET development. Since I first have to look at the market I am living in I am not even considering to learn C++ for .NET. But is there a future for me in e.g. USA if i am very proficient in C++?

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Re: Viablility of c++ in the IT market

Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:48 PM

It's widely used. Don't see any reason not to learn it. After all, it's just a language, couple months of light reading and you should be all set.
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Re: Viablility of c++ in the IT market

Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:25 AM

i know how to program in C++. what i want to know is it worth my efforts for a job in USA?
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Re: Viablility of c++ in the IT market

Posted 15 September 2010 - 05:52 AM

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I know that C++ is part of the CLR
There's only one implementation of C++ that targets the CLR, which is C++/CLI, and C++/CLI is based on C++ rather than being a standards compliant implementation of C++. That's because the purpose of C++/CLI is to allow bridging between native and managed code.

It's not a good sign if you claim to know C++, but can't recognize that you aren't actually writing C++ code and instead C++/CLI code.

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But is there a future for me in e.g. USA if i am very proficient in C++?
Read above. You don't even realize what you are programming is not C++.
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Re: Viablility of c++ in the IT market

Posted 15 September 2010 - 07:11 AM

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Read again. The OP knows C++ and is concerned about it's current standing. They also know it's available in .NET, so maybe that makes it more appealing to employers.

C++ is a venerable language used in all parts of IT. Because of this, it's not the new, shiny, flavor of the week. The skill set that's hot today can be worthless tomorrow. The best you can do is have a background in as many technologies as you can and be willing to learn more. The language an employer prefers really shouldn't matter to a competent programmer.
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