Discussion on: Why I choose C++

mcartoixa profile image

I used to code in C++and I loved it once I got to understand it. It is incredibly powerful but also very demanding (part of the appeal I guess). As Bjarne wrote (paraphrasing here): it easy to shoot yourself in the foot with C. It is more difficult with C++ but when you do you will likely blow your whole leg off.
In the end I found too difficult to embrace this language in environments where fellow developers where not that into bettering their knowledge and their craft. If you are, my recommendations from a looong time ago are to read Bjarne Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language (so much more than a book about C++) and Scott Meyer's Effective C++ series.

Side note: .NET now runs everywhere.

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Stephan B. R. Langenau Author

Hey thanks,
I work as an car engineer. So a lot of C/C++, VBA and Python. I choose C++ after reading a book about it and like I mentioned because of the system relevance. But your books are on my reading list now. Thanks