I'm 18, from the UK, and going to go to Uni to study Maths next year. Hopefully Warwick, if anyone's interested. I'm currently employed part-time doing PHP for a local website-building firm, and I love it, and am seriously considering programming for a job after Uni.
So I'm wondering if it's worth learning C++. I mean, are people currently programming in it, and will people (probably) be programming in it in a good few years time, or will I be starting to learn an old language or anything? I'm pretty damn good at PHP, so I'm hopeing for a relatively smooth transition into application programming.
The main reason I'm learning C++ is to have a heads up for programming out of Uni. I dont want to be stuck making small-time websites for a small-time firm forever, and want to branch out into more profitable (for me, that is) stuff. Is anyone able to advise as to weather C++ is the right language to go about learning, and if not, which one is?