I just finished reading Just for Fun and it got me wondering. Do any of you use C or ASM in ways that require that level of access? For example, I find it pointless to develop a web application in C++ when a fine framework such as .NET or Java can be used. Cut development time by a large amount and still achieve the same functionality.
So, are you all just having fun with your choice of language, or do you really need to use it?