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C++ is the answer. What is the question?

Filed under: News by alex at 13:33

It does not cease to amaze me how large corporate marketing machines sucesfully create false perceptions. I mean, everyone knows Java is the language skill de jour. At least Sun, IBM and Oracle would like you to believe so. Or, was it C#? No need to spell out who wants you to believe that ;-).

Anyway, here’s a question: What is the most wanted programming language skill in U.S. today?
Hint: before you answer, think again.

3 Comments »
  1. Very interesting. I would never have thought demand for c++ was that much higher than the rest although I usually take these stats with a grain of salt. Look at this for example. C++ does not even show up

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2016415,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594#talkback

    Godwin.

    Comment by Godwin on September 27, 2006, 16:50

  2. That article mentions Visual Basic. Shudder ;-)

    Comment by guenter on September 27, 2006, 19:22

  3. “picking the brains of Web developers and IT recruiters” does not sound like a good foundation for a trustworthy indicator. However, in the interest of the full disclosure, it is important to mention that C/C++ is number one, rather than C++ alone.
    Here’s the authentic doc: http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/priv/pr_130608/DiceAug06.pdf

    Comment by alex on September 28, 2006, 02:56

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