Monday, June 28, 2004

The C++ Source

Artima has started a site devoted to c++ entitled The C++ Source. Here's an intro. All the big guns seem to be in on it - Check out the advisory board.

I know this question has been debated many many times before, but what do you feel about the future of C++? With the emergence of managed code in the form of Java and .NET, where productivity is noticably higher, do you think C++ is falling behind for desktop application development? This is it's forte, but is it still relevant? I doubt anyone uses it anymore for web applications. Atleast on Windows, Microsoft seems to be giving less attention to MFC and is encouranging all developers to move to .NET. You already have Java in the Unix world.

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