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Interest for C++ declining in the US?

March 23, 2008

Every once in a while I interview job candidates. What I noticed in the process is a shift from C++ to more "rapid development" languages among the young talent.

Friends in the industry say that they are seeing a similar trend. Some have suggested that the decline of C++ is a US-specific phenomenon.

However, the numbers that I do have do not support this gut feeling. Google Analytics shows that visitors to my ZeroBUGS C++ Debugger for Linux page come vastly from the US (31.91%). EU countries follow, then Russia comes in at position 9 (2.66%) while China scores modestly in 20th place (1.17%) immediately followed by Japan (1.08%).

The data suggests that interest for C++ is strong in the US relative to other countries. 

 

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