I'd like an opinion, although it will probably be biased since I'm asking the members of the C++ forum and not the members of Java.
I'd also like to apologize in advance if this topic has been done before, but I don't like bumping old topics from years ago.
I normally wouldn't question something like this so soon because I don't know enough about C++ or Java to really understand an appropriate situation of why one would use one over the other unless it is one of the following reasons--
"Pushing for performance" - C++
"Platform Independence and huge API libraries" - Java
--However I just talked with an individual who claimed that Java is 70% of the programming industry. Lots of companies that rely on programs to run their business are switching to Java. Also he claimed that Java was initially meant to deal with hardware.
I may ask this question at a later time in the Java forum but for now I thought I'd ask experienced individuals here what their opinions are about this.
My other questions:
In all of your job-searches, were you more often asked if you could additionally program in Java? Or was it C++ ?
How many more jobs are there available between C and Java programmers?
I'd ask more, but I'm not really sure what else I should ask at the moment.