2 May 2006

Resurgence in C++?

C/C++ Users Journal died a couple of months back, and my subscription was extended with DDJ. This seemed like one of those "signs" that everyone's been talking about for the past five-years-at-least. Even as magic was being accomplished with template programming (the main proponents being the guys at Boost and Alexandrescu), C++ was being relegated to the basement of low-level development.

Just a week ago, Google released their Ctemplate library (different type of templates) for separating layout and content. It basically brings C++ closer to the world of Web scripting languages. For the past several months, I've been getting at least one unsolicited email a week presenting C++ programming opportunities. Anecdotal, but interesting. And a friend just started a job that is--although I don't think exclusively--heavily involved in C++.

Maybe "resurgence" isn't quite right.

[ posted by sstrader on 2 May 2006 at 12:13:48 PM in Programming ]