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General Discussion

Graham Hilton
Graham Hilton
943 Points

Is there a reason c++ is not covered?

Just wondering as these are the three main languages we are doing at uni : Java, C# and C++

4 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

This has come up many times before.

If you search the forum you can find several similar questions and read the staff responses. But if I recall, the gist of the answers are that while C++ is an undeniably significant software development language, its applications are typically outside the realm of web and mobile technologies that are the focus of Treehouse.

But you can easily find a number of other learning resources for it.

Jay Padzensky
Jay Padzensky
4,731 Points

Thank you Steven and Benjamin.

Benjamin Larson
Benjamin Larson
34,055 Points

Those languages tend to be taught at universities because they are tried and true and have been in use for a long time. Some are starting to use languages like python, but many universities don't have the resources (or don't allocate them) to keep up with the latest and greatest software technologies most of the time. As Steven said,Treehouse seems to give preference to those languages that are used in web and mobile app development and while C++ is still a commonly used language in software dev, it is not typically found in those arenas.

And even among the many nuances of different programming languages, still many of the core concepts span across all of them. So if you are taught in C++ at university, it won't take a skilled programmer long to pick up a new language.

Chad Sager
Chad Sager
7,598 Points

There are way languages with great libraries you can get a lot done with very quickly and easily.

Graham Hilton
Graham Hilton
943 Points

Thank you all for your answers :)