I have recently been getting back into programming and have gone very far in my C++ Primer Plus book and it's been a while since I've had a programming course. Back a few years I took Programmming I and it was with C++, and I passed with an A, becuase I was very interested in it and studied it on my own time. Now I'm starting classes at my university and am re-taking Programming I because the language is now java. I learn that Programming 2 and further are also under java. Now I always hear how powerful C++ is and can see how effective it is as I study it, but now that I'm taking programming I in java, should I hold off in learning C++, or should I continue learning it. I asked the teacher and he told me that 'programming isn't just about the language' but how true is that, why are many programming courses shifting to java?
Will it be hard for me to learn java while at the same time continuing to study C++?