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The Pool of Talented C++ Developers Is Running Dry


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Part of the problem is that C++ is neither easy nor loved.

Credit: Online Course Rater

Software companies have a problem. There's not enough candidates that can code C++. 

"It's impossible to find people with a really high level of C++ skills, which is exactly what every trading company wants," said Anthony Peacock, a former quantative analyst at Citi and Citadel, in a webinar from ProfitView.

It's not just high frequency trading. Rainer Grimm, a professional C++ trainer, said that C++ education in Germany is "terrible" and added that "there's a big demand for C++ not only in this domain but also the automotive" industry. 

Where are all the C++ programmers? People are seemingly scared away from the language by the notion that it is a legacy program. Microsoft Azure CEO Mark Russinovich called  to "deprecate" the language "for the sake of security and reliability" in favor of Rust.

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