Does one still need to learn C/C++ if one just wants to build web applications?
24th December 2011
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No—you don’t need any knowledge of C or C++ to get started building web apps—I know plenty of extremely smart and talented web developers who have never written a line of production C in their while careers.
That said, it’s still worth learning C some day (C++ maybe not so much, unless you want to get stuck in to deep browser internals) because C is the foundation of most of the tools we use, and understanding how it works will make you a more effective web engineer even if you never have to write anything with it.
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