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Where can I put C++ into practice? (real world usage)

I'm aware that C++ is a powerful language that is used "everywhere"... but could we please get into specifics?

For example, servers come to mind when I think about Java, front-end interactivity would be JavaScript, Linux CLI programs coulde be Shell or Python, etc.

In that sense, what about C++? what things can I do with it that have real world usage?

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Vincent Milum Jr

C++ is actually the main language on servers too. If you look at large open-source projects like MySQL/MariaDB, this is what they use. Most command line utilities are also either C or C++, because these have no run-time dependencies.

But if you want smaller, simpler tasks, check out Arduino. They don't directly call their "language" C++, but it really is. Under the hood, it is entirely C++ with the GCC toolchain all wrapped up in a nice UI.

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Juan F Gonzalez

C++ in real world usage is pretty much game development with Unreal Engine. That's what I've seen to be the most relevant IMO.

saip92 profile image

The underlying runtimes for each are usually written in C++/C. JS Runtimes like V8, JVM, bash, etc.