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Has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features, while also providing the facilities for low level memory manipulation
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What is C++?

C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized.
C++ is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses C++?

Companies
261 companies reportedly use C++ in their tech stacks, including Google, Lyft, and Twitch.

Developers
2110 developers on StackShare have stated that they use C++.

C++ Integrations

IBM DB2, biicode, Ethereum, Cocos2D-X, and Bazel are some of the popular tools that integrate with C++. Here's a list of all 17 tools that integrate with C++.

Why developers like C++?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use C++
C++ Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose C++ in their tech stack.

Conor Myhrvold
Conor Myhrvold
Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 10 upvotes · 260.1K views
atUber TechnologiesUber Technologies
Apache Spark
C#
OpenShift
JavaScript
Kubernetes
C++
Go
Node.js
Java
Python
Jaeger

How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:

Distributed tracing is quickly becoming a must-have component in the tools that organizations use to monitor their complex, microservice-based architectures. At Uber, our open source distributed tracing system Jaeger saw large-scale internal adoption throughout 2016, integrated into hundreds of microservices and now recording thousands of traces every second.

Here is the story of how we got here, from investigating off-the-shelf solutions like Zipkin, to why we switched from pull to push architecture, and how distributed tracing will continue to evolve:

https://eng.uber.com/distributed-tracing/

(GitHub Pages : https://www.jaegertracing.io/, GitHub: https://github.com/jaegertracing/jaeger)

Bindings/Operator: Python Java Node.js Go C++ Kubernetes JavaScript OpenShift C# Apache Spark

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David Sugar
David Sugar
Chief at Cherokees Of Idaho · | 7 upvotes · 53.9K views
ExpressJS
Flask
Sinatra
Node.js
PHP
Python
Perl
Ruby
Java
C++
#Piwitch
#SipWitchQt
#Bayonne

My view of the enterprise software stack I think is different than most. I find that I use C++ and #Qt in many of the roles most used Java and typically in #SipWitchQt and #Bayonne. I also have come to adopt Ruby in those other places where I had used Perl, Python , and PHP in the past, and certainly in preference to Node.js. In particular I am starting to really like Ruby and Sinatra over Python and Flask or Node.js with ExpressJS for writing quick web api and microservices, hence why I am using Sinatra in #PiWitch going forward. I do not pick a language because of popularity, but rather based on whether I can be effective in it for the problem I am trying solve.

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Dima Korolev
Dima Korolev
Principal Maintainer at Current · | 3 upvotes · 8.3K views
atFriendlyDataFriendlyData
C++
Ruby
#Grammar
#NLP
#BNF

Ruby NLP C++ Grammar #BNF

At FriendlyData we had a Ruby-based pipeline for natural language processing. Our technology is centered around grammar-based natural language parsing, as well as various product features, and, as the core stack of the company historically is Ruby, the initial version of the pipeline was implemented in Ruby as well.

As we were entering the exponential growth phase, both technology- and product-wise, we looked into how could we speed up and extend the performance and flexibility of our [meta-]BNF-based parsing engine. Gradually, we built the pieces of the engine in C++.

Ultimately, the natural language parsing stack spans three universes and three software engineering paradigms: the declarative one, the functional one, and the imperative one. The imperative one was and remains implemented in Ruby, the functional one is implemented in a functional language (this part is under the NDA, while everything I am talking about here is part of the public talks we gave throughout 2017 and 2018), and the declarative part, which can loosely be thought of as being BNF-based, is now served by the C++ engine.

The C++ engine for the BNF part removed the immediate blockers, gave us 500x+ performance speedup, and enabled us to launch new product features, most notably query completions, suggestions, and spelling corrections.

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Martin Lonkwitz
Martin Lonkwitz
Software engineering at SVA · | 3 upvotes · 7.8K views
Java
C++

Maybe not in everybody focus but I do like programming for @z/OS, @z/Linux and @z/VM with C++ , Java and Assembler . Who else love to dig into control blocks and get a deep dive into system resources to run things in a high valuable way ? And also go all the way up to the application to enlight all the infrastructure features to it ?

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Martin Delille
Martin Delille
Scout/Lead dev/Teacher/UX at Lylo Media Group · | 3 upvotes · 3.3K views
C++

I use Qt (which unfortunately is not listed here...) because you can do cross platform application development (window/macos/linux/android/ios and more).

Coding in C++ allow you to write application that run fast! Web app are too resource consuming.

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Rust
C++

Initially, I wrote my text adventure game in C++, but I later rewrote my project in Rust. It was an incredibly easier process to use Rust to create a faster, more robust, and bug-free project.

One difficulty with the C++ language is the lack of safety, helpful error messages, and useful abstractions when compared to languages like Rust. Rust would display a helpful error message at compile time, while C++ would often display "Segmentation fault (core dumped)" or wall of STL errors in the middle. While I would frequently push buggy code to my C++ repository, Rust enabled me to only even submit fully functional code.

Along with the actual language, Rust also included useful tools such as rustup and cargo to aid in building projects, IDE tooling, managing dependencies, and cross-compiling. This was a refreshing alternative to the difficult CMake and tools of the same nature.

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C++ Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to C++?
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JavaScript
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PHP
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Python
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HTML5
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