The Battle of the Languages: C++ vs. Java vs. Python
If you’re not a programmer, and perhaps your mildly curious about technical details of software, you may be wondering about the various software languages and why there are so many to choose from. What makes one programming language better for writing software than the other? Let’s explore 3 very popular languages to get some answers.
C++: the improved version of C
Years ago, the C language was created in order to aid in writing a very powerful and familiar operating system, UNIX. The creators of C—Kernighan and Ritchie—had a clear view of what they wanted from their new language: portability, power and speed. C fulfilled much of their expectations. UNIX was thus created from the C language, and C soon became the most popular programming language at the time.