How To Improve your Resume, Job Search & Interviews or Get a Tech Job
Do you want to learn the C++ programming language or become a C/C++ computer programmer?
Have you ever asked this question? which programming language is the most complex and challenging?? and received the answer C++?
If you answered yes, you are not alone. About 13 years ago, I asked my mentors in computer programming which programming language is the hardest, toughest, most difficult to learn? and I got the same reply as you… C++.
I asked the question because I wanted to become a successful computer programmer.
So, I reasoned that if I could prove myself by conquering the hardest programming language, my success in computer programming would be guaranteed.
Recently, a number of C/C+ software developers have been turning to me for help with their computer programmer careers.
So, what could go wrong with the career of a software developer who has conquered one of the meanest, hardest, most complex computer programming languages?
The real problem with learning C/C++ is not whether it leaves up to its reputation for being a tough guy, because it does!.
The challenge facing those who succeed in learning C/C++ is more subtle.
Continue reading and you will find out for yourself soon.
A few months ago, I started mentoring a C/C++ computer programmer with real-world programming experience in C/C++, Microsoft Foundation Classes and Windows 32 API and a college degree.
After he explained his situation to me, I presented him with a list of 3 hot programming technologies in high demand.
Well, he acted on the information I gave him, took MASSIVE ACTION and in a FEW MONTHS learnt all he could about the 3 hot programming technologies!
Guess what? a few months after taking advantage of my software developer mentoring, he got the first programming job he interviewed for on the spot, after being out of work for two (2) years!
So, why couldn't a C/C++ computer programmer with real world industry experience and a college degree get a programming job in the middle of a hi-tech boom?
The simple reason why C++ programmers can’t get a job is that the C++ programming language is not suited for business or web applications development!
But, wait a minute, isn't C/C++ also one of the fastest programming languages?
Yes C++ is one of the fastest programming languages. But the speed of C++ applies to the speed with which it executes on a computer and not to the speed with which you can code or develop software programs.
STOP! Think about what I just said. Don’t just read it, digest my last statement until you really comprehend it.
C/C++ is the wrong programming language for business or web programming because employers care more about the speed with which you code or develop software and care less about the speed at which your software program executes.
The reason is that the dramatic increases in computer processing speed and memory has made the personal computer faster and much more powerful.
So, the amount of processing power available on most personal computers makes the execution speed of any programming language sufficient for most business software development projects.
Employers really want their software developers to code or write programs faster. And C/C++ fares badly at this, because it’s one of the meanest, hardest, most complex programming languages to either learn or develop real-world business applications with.
The problems of C/C++ does not stop with the difficulty of learning the language. It’s also harder, tougher and slower to develop web or business applications in.
This is the real reason why most employers will not hire C/C++ programmers for business or web application development.
Certainly not. C/C++ is best suited for software projects like writing operating systems, compilers, computer or video games, data mining applications, scientific applications or applications where the execution speed is critical.
Stop for a moment now and answer this question: do you really want to make money from programming computers quickly or easily?
If you answered yes, I recommend you go into an area of computer programming where the demand is hot and where there are lots and lots of jobs.
That area right now is in internet or web application programming which C++ is unfortunately not suited for.
Secondly, if you want to success in web or business applications development, learn a programming language which allows you to quickly create programs that meet business needs.
After 13 years, I realize that employers don't care about the beauty of the C++ programming language.
Employers care about automating their business processes or making their businesses work better, quicker and faster.
Employers also want to hire programmers whose speed of development matches or outpaces their business operations.
The ugly truth is that C/C++ is not the right tool for achieving either of these results.
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