Joining a future class of C/C++ *help* . What was C/C++ made for?

This is a discussion on Joining a future class of C/C++ *help* . What was C/C++ made for? within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Hi there. I need a little help from you. I'm thinking to take a class of C/C++. I know a ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Mexico City
    Posts
    33

    Smile Joining a future class of C/C++ *help* . What was C/C++ made for?

    Hi there.

    I need a little help from you. I'm thinking to take a class of C/C++. I know a little about it. I have programmed code in C (NOT C++) for about 10 years, but I think I have just spent 25 hours in it.

    I know Pascal and Basic. I'm good at algorithms (in C) but have not used files finctions. Let's say I know 10% of the whole package.

    The course starts tomorrow, or can be also taked from the first days of next month. It last a month, from Monday to Friday, two hours each day.

    My question is (I'm a little insecure of what course offered I should take), What was C/C++ made for?
    Do I have a chance of earn decent amount of money doing C?
    Is C a modern tool for modern industry?
    Is there a decent propotion of programmers in C than in any other modern language?

    I'm Thinking of other alternatives like : Introduction to Data Bases,
    Acces, FoxPro, Java..etc. I have just heard about them, I don't know anything about them.

    I studied computer science about 10 years a go, so I want to refresh my knowledge and learn more.

    Please, I need some advice. Thanks in advance.

    Gustaff
    If you want to be happy one hour: take a nap
    if you want to be happy one day: go fishing
    If you want to be happy a year: inherit a fortune
    if you want to be happy for a life time: HELP SOMEBODY
    chinisse say.

  2. #2
    ....
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Groningen (NL)
    Posts
    2,386
    >I have programmed code in C (NOT C++) for about 10 years, but
    >I think I have just spent 25 hours in it.

    You mean you've programmed 2,5 hours a year in C? :-)

    >My question is (I'm a little insecure of what course offered I
    >should take), What was C/C++ made for?

    C was invented to write an operating system and is still used a lot in writing operating systems, device drivers, embedded software, but is also a general purpose language.

    C++ is an extension to C, with C++ it is much easier to develop software in an object oriented way. Since object orientation is quite important these days, C++ is very popular. I think that soon more technical applications will be written in C++ then in C.

    >Do I have a chance of earn decent amount of money doing C?

    Yes. But perhaps it's better learning C++, since many companies are object oriented these days. And object orientation is getting more and more popular.

    >Is C a modern tool for modern industry?

    I don't know if modern is the right term. But it is used a lot in modern industry.

    >Is there a decent propotion of programmers in C than in any
    >other modern language?

    Depends on the sector you're looking at. In embedded software the languages C and C++ are used a lot. But I don't know about others. I've heard that programmers who create software for Windows platforms use C++ a lot in combination with MFC and things like CORBA and COM. And I'm told that database programmers use languages like Oracle a lot.

    >I'm Thinking of other alternatives like : Introduction to Data
    >Bases, Acces, FoxPro, Java..

    Well, I'm not involved in database technology. So I can't help you with that. but I know that Java is a quite important language these days. At the company where I work, which is involved in embedded software, more and more Java is part of our software. There's even a smartcard which has Java on it. Mobile phones, televisions, cars, they're all equipped with Java. And ofcourse many internet applications use Java.
    Last edited by Shiro; 03-11-2002 at 11:59 AM.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Screwy Linker Error - VC2005
    By Tonto in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-19-2007, 02:39 PM
  2. Creating a database
    By Shamino in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-10-2007, 01:09 PM
  3. Warnings, warnings, warnings?
    By spentdome in forum C Programming
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 05-27-2002, 06:49 PM
  4. gcc problem
    By bjdea1 in forum Linux Programming
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-29-2002, 06:51 PM
  5. Difficulty superclassing EDIT window class
    By cDir in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-21-2002, 04:06 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21