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C++/C++ versus Java


Which is more useful, in the long run? I'm trying to decide where I should focus my studies.

Dragonel , Thank you for your question.

This is like asking, which is the tastier fruit, an apple or an orange? Answer this question for me authoritatively and I will tell you which programming language is more useful.

It all depends on what you mean by "useful", that is, what kind of programming environment and/or problem domain is of interest.

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Highly knowledgeable in the C++ language, Visual C++ (MSVC), Windows API, documentation and other quality-assurance techniques, and debugging. Knowledgeable in MFC, COM, GUI design, and object-oriented design.


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