Hi everyone , i would like to ask what are the technologies and skills required to become a software engineer with C++ ? What are the jobs that you can do? Like how is the language used companies like Tesla , Google etc
To understand the differences you need to understand the languages and how computers work. If you want to learn C, K&R is good, but be prepared for a lot of difficulty, especially if it’s your first language. (Note: C is not C++, but they have many similarities.) If you want to learn about how computers work, Nand2Tetris and GIT’s MS Operating System Course are both good.
https://www.nand2tetris.org/ (also free on Udacity I believe, maybe Udemy)
I’m going to disagree that K&R is good nowadays. K&R is ANSI C, which is antiquated. You really want source material that describes C99 or later. K&R was the correct book to buy in the 80s and 90s.
I also don’t know that bitwise operators is a unique feature of the C family. Lots of languages have bitwise operators. C is a relatively lightweight language (C++ much less so) with a high degree of direct control over the hardware (C++ has this too). The small footprint and high control is why C (and also C++) is used for embedded systems or IOT devices.
Thank you I wasn’t aware that K&R was outdated. Do you have recommendations for learning modern C? Is it worth it to learn plain C or better to focus on C++?
If you are doing object oriented programming, C++ is probably what you want. If you are doing embedded systems, C is probably what you want.
For books, I like these lists