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General Discussion

Thomas Duff
Thomas Duff
3,112 Points

Will C++ and/or C ever be added to Treehouse?

After coming back to Treehouse after a LONG hiatus the first thing I did was head over to the library tab to check out what's new. I saw that you guys added a BUNCH of new exciting courses which I'm really pumped about. However, one of them really stuck out to me. You added the Go language course. I'm really glad you did because I've been planning on learning Go for a long time now.

This little implementation of the Go course is what made me consider purchasing the Treehouse membership again. And I've decided I'll purchase it just because of this new change. I was bored with Treehouse/learning programming after going through a LOT of different courses. Not as much as some other users, but a lot. Now that there's some fresh new content, I'm ready to return.

Now, here's my question. Will you guys ever add C++ and/or C to the list of courses? I'm really interested in learning one or both of them. They seem like awesome native languages and a lot of more "experienced" learners here on Treehouse might really enjoy listening to the C++/C courses.

Any reply is appreciated.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

It seems rather unlikely.

If you scan the forum archives, you'll see where this question is asked pretty regularly. And the gist of the staff responses is that while C and C++ are very popular languages, their primary applications are other than the web technologies that are the focus of Treehouse.

And while it's never been said explicitly, another factor might be the large volume of quality tutorial sources (and many are free) readily available online, such as:

Thomas Duff
Thomas Duff
3,112 Points

Thanks for the answer. I understand Treehouse's main focus. However, I still do wish we could learn C++ or C on here.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

I hear ya. I also find the teaching style used here very effective and enjoyable, and I suspect it would work just as well applied to nearly any technical topic.