Monday, February 26, 2007

Is there a place for a C programmer?

I've been talking yesterday with a colleague at the office. She kindly asks me about my bachelor's degree studies ... We end up talking about useless things at our company.

My mate supports that C programming is, more or less, useless ... she doesn't pointed very accurately about pointless for our company or pointless in general...

I should say that I don't agree with her. In fact I told her that I don't agree with this particular subject. I do believe that C keeps a wide area in companies, specially in low level programming devices, such as toys, mechanical components, ... and for sure, low level programming subsystems.

Obviously web environment has caught general atention, also java developments. It's clear and fair. The first one is becoming an easy and fast way to develop across internet and let your applications running inside a simple web broser. The second one is wide use in big companies.

Despite the majority, don't confuse majority with the whole thing. And, yes, I know that it doesn't necessarily means that it could be a good idea keep yourself learning C as a future option. Keep you mind wide open.