C++ Rebirth


I’ve been a C++ guy for a long time. I’ve weathered the Java storm, and .NET, and managed code, and dozens of newer programming languages. I keep coming back to C++, and it appears I’m not alone. For instance, Herb Sutter presented a C++ Renaissance talk at the C++ and Beyond conference this week. And now Microsoft has launched a new show on Channel 9 for native developers called C9::GoingNative. Why all this renewed attention on C++? Simple. The language is powerful but flexible. You can write to the metal or go very high level. The changes in C++0x such as auto and lambdas make it even easier to read and write code. For game developers I work with, whether they’re creating entertainment for consoles, mobile devices or desktops, C++ continues to be the language of choice.

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