| ||Ask HN: Do CS students enjoy C anymore?|
72 points by davidu on Oct 25, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 98 comments |
|We hire C developers at OpenDNS. Most often, we hire them from some other company where they have been working for the better part of a decade.|
They are computer scientists and they are very smart.
But we also like to hire students graduating from college. It's rare for us to find a CS graduate who knows C, let alone one who enjoys writing in C.
Apparently most CS is taught in Java and Python these days, with one or two courses in algorithms or operating systems. There seems to be only a few classes where C is involved.
Is this because teachers don't like teaching in C? Or because students prefer the speed of development of a language like Python or Java? Where are the students who do like C? Where can I find those guys (and girls)?
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