Jump to content
  • Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
  • comments
  • views

2nd time is the charm...

Sign in to follow this  


I started programming C about 8 years ago then gradually moved up to C++. At the time I was learning it, it was for game stuff which at the moment is still a hobby.
But My day job dictates the programming language that is king of my life during the day. At that time it was VB5 and then VB6, God knows how much I hated it but it was a living. With that being said it was easy for me to do both VB at work and C++ at home. Oh How I longed to do some C++ stuff at work.
As the years passed and technologies changed/advanced we later on adopted Java and J2EE technologies. That's when the problem started...I had to drop C++ because even though Java and C++ (look) simalar, their far from it.
The plus of learning JAVA and learning it well to the point im certified in it was that my OOP knowledge sky rocketed. I begin to wonder how crazy people were to even attempt OOP in C++, thus reconigizing I had been brain washed by SUN that C++ was evil.
Anyway, I was recently transfered to a development team that develops and maintain CRM based software which under the covers utilizes 'eScript' and guess what...C++.
Oh how kind has the Lord been to me I ask :), all these years of waiting to use my first love. And that children is the match that re-lit the candle for game programming at this juncture in my life.

Fast forward to right now, and Im now finding my self saying "ah", "hmmm, How did I miss that?", "I didnt know that?", "What was I thinking?", "Thats pretty awesome"...as I reteach my self C++, I tell you its been an eye opener.
I remember when I first joined here back in 2000 I used to hear people say, "It will take years before your really good at C++ or even learn it very well". I used to think they were nuts, but you know what, they were right.
C++ is such a huge language and there are so many parts to it, unless you use them and/or code ALL DAY, it will take some years. To my advantage, programming professionally for about 8 years now I have learned many things programming wise and created many a applications. And as I now go back through C++ with new eyes, I have even a greater appreaciation for this language.

Even as elegant as JAVA is, C++ will always be king in my life...and the quest to become an advanced user of C++ burns like a flame sorry.

Sign in to follow this  


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Advertisement

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

We are the game development community.

Whether you are an indie, hobbyist, AAA developer, or just trying to learn, GameDev.net is the place for you to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. Learn more About Us or sign up!

Sign me up!