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How about, is web developing with C++ practical or should i go out of my way to learn a new language?

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I really can't authoritatively answer that query; I've never done any type of CGI work. All of the web-dev that I've done has been in non-CGI-mode PHP. I'm sure someone here has done it though. I will say though that it never hurts to learn another language. It makes you more valuable...

Unless you already know (X)HTML, JavaScript and/or XML, you'll have to learn at least one new language anyway.

You may also want to check out the Web-Development forum(s). I'm fairly confident there will be more members there that are familiar with the nuances of the process.

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So, I've heard rumors that you can write web apps in C++. Is that true?

Certainly. It's really not much more than reading from standard input, doing something, and writing to standard output, with some environment variable I/O here and there. A bit of a pain in my opinion though, C++ isn't well suited to heavily string-based processing. That's why Perl has generally been the go-to for CGI in the past.

is web developing with C++ practical or should i go out of my way to learn a new language?

I've done enough web development in C++ to know that I don't care for it. Perl was easier. I'm not a fan of web development in general though, so perhaps my opinion isn't as good as someone who lives and breathes the stuff.

I think right now PHP rules, but there are quite a few options for server side web applications.

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If for example... i wanted to create a, videogame (i don't really, that's why most nerds want to learn programming) to publish on my website, could i do that in C++?

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Without getting into nitty gritty details, yes, you could. And for future reference, any "can I do this in C++?" questions are almost invariably answered with "yes". All that matters is how much effort you're willing to put into it.

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Without getting into nitty gritty details, yes, you could. And for future reference, any "can I do this in C++?" questions are almost invariably answered with "yes". All that matters is how much effort you're willing to put into it.

Thanks man! This really helps. I've heard most of the C language and its derivatives and do almost anything you want, but i wasn't sure if it translated to web browsers and internet...

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