I am a VC++ Developer working on VC++/MFC for last 2 yrs. After attending couple of interviews and company's requirements, what i've come across is most of the companies use SDK and pure C++ for developing core part of an application and for front end they prefer VC# or VB instead of MFC.
So i've started feeling bit insecure about my career. Since i want to stick into VC++ and my core strength lies in MFC. But since .net has arrived in the market it started making me feel bit insecure.
What do you guys think about MFC's present and future? When i say i want to stick into VC++ i didn't mean that i don't wanna learn .net languages, although combination of .net languages alongwith VC++ is the best combination. But i don't wanna totally move into .net from VC++.
Therefore career point of view what can you suggest me?
The Navajo native americans believe that someone dies only when the last person that remembers him/her dies. As long as people are still using MFC, MFC will not die. And currently many people are using MFC.
Originally Posted by Ovidiu
Oups, It's not my thread. I just have traveled in the past (my everyday's dream).
Nah, that was our little ghost in the machine scattering posts just for fun.
OK I am bit satisfied that MFC will not die. Even MS have the policy that he does'nt let his invention die that easily. But taking today's S/W market and future S/W market into the consideration, what will be the best choice for me.
For becoming a successful S/W developer, but in my past I have devoted myself for MFC in order to develop windows Based Applications. And the reason why VC++ is the most powerful language is because of its core programming, the ability which lets user directly interact with the H/W device, its registers etc, and MFC plays very short role in development of Core Application, its done using SDK, Win32 Porgamming and pure C++ etc.
What can you suggest me? I am good in MFC, i find it intresting but i am not a master in that. So in what else should i expertise myself besides MFC, Win32 Programming?
Despite being a VC++ Developer, has it become a need to learn .net language too? What are the best options available for me to have a stable career of S/W developer?
cilu what you suggested me, does that holds the future Software Market? I am very much worried about my career as a software developer and bit confused whether sticking to VC++ is right or move into managed code or do both.
You can do system programming as well as windows core programming through C/C++ and VC++ which i guess cannot be achieved through .net, although i am not sure.
According to my knowledge even 3-D Game development like Open GL Programming can only by achieved through C/C++/VC++
So after reading all the replies I wanna know what will be the best choice for my career as a successful software developer?
1) Move from VC++ and switch into .net?
2) Need to acquire thorough knowolege of VC++ as well as .net and combine them together to develop the application? (VC++ for core development and .net for windows interface and front - end development).
3) Stick to VC++ only, cuz there will always be the requirement of VC++ developers in today as well as future.
Is VC++ Career a successful and long lasting career?
Why i am asking all this is because its always hard to switch on to something new and start from scratchwhen you are into it for more than 2 yrs