From my understanding, I believe that C++ has been the dominant language for the development of commercial software such as operating systems, windows applications and "office" like applications.
I am currently learning C++ from the beginning, and with the release of .NET, my mind has been stuffed with fear. These days, I see excellent C++ jobs offering big salaries and I am wondering if this will remain the same for the next decade.
I am currently 17, and I am worried that C++ will be out of the scene soon with languages such as VB.NET, C++.NET, C# and Java taking over.
Can someone please advise weather I should keep my mind focused on C/C++ programming or shall I stop now and starting looking into another programming language that will help my future propects.