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I love C++. Yeah, C++11 made it a lot better than what it was for sure. C# has some simplicity. I keep going back to C++ for gui work simply because WPF is just too insane. It requires a lot of "do it your damnself" rather than offering some simplistic stuff like (enable tab closing, no multiline tabbing, drag and drop previewing), etc. No C# book I have shows how to do sockets properly. I have yet to find decent documentation on C# sockets, especially with non-blocking event sockets.

I love programming, even if I have to deal with pointers. C++ offers a lot of gui frameworks like Qt, wxWidgets, etc. I prefer Qt, because win32, MFC, etc. just doesn't offer simplicity when designing gui applications in C++. I can easily have a nice gui program in way less time than I would in win32 and MFC. Microsoft's documentation is just piss poor on win32. COM is just horrible in C++ unlike in C#. That's another good thing about C# is COM development.

My only gripe about C++ is Microsoft's slow arse at adding features of C++11. It is so far behind it ain't funny. GCC, Clang, etc. are almost done with the implementation of C++. Microsoft doesn't offer continuous updates of their C++ compiler for C++11. You have to wait for the next major release of Visual Studio to find more features. I can almost use all of C++11 when I'm developing a C++ application in Linux. I wouldn't be able to port it to Windows for use.

This is how I see the Windows platform. If you are going to develop for it use C#. Don't even bother with C++. If you want C++ development switch to Linux.
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