New to C++ Programming, but is it worth it to learn?
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?