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What can you do with the following programming languages or specialise in?

C++
C#
C
Java
Java script
Python

I'm going to be going to uni probably doing games development as I want to work in the gaming industry so i thought it would be a good idea to learn some languages before i go in a little over a year. Also which language do games companies look for most?
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Anything in development really. Games, software, website, etc...

C++ and C# are probably the more frequently used languages in games. Unity uses both I believe.
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(Original post by MrZJT)
What can you do with the following programming languages or specialise in?

C++
C#
C
Java
Java script
Python

I'm going to be going to uni probably doing games development as I want to work in the gaming industry so i thought it would be a good idea to learn some languages before i go in a little over a year. Also which language do games companies look for most?
A lot, from websites to software even databases and graphics just depends on what package you use but some universities would teach you how to create your own package. for example if you were a games developer, they won't give you the unity software but they would teach you how to create your own unity software and create your game with it. Don't know if that makes sense
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(Original post by MrZJT)
What can you do with the following programming languages or specialise in?

C++
C#
C
Java
Java script
Python

I'm going to be going to uni probably doing games development as I want to work in the gaming industry so i thought it would be a good idea to learn some languages before i go in a little over a year. Also which language do games companies look for most?
That's a lot of languages when you're just starting out learning to program. The important thing to do when you're at the beginning of this journey is to pick a language and focus on learning how to 'think' like a programmer; which is something you can do in pretty much any programming language.

If you're curious enough to get a headstart in game programming, you could start with Harvard's CS50 course and then follow up with the CS50 games programming course. Harvard's course is exceptionally well-taught in terms of getting leaners to 'think' in terms of using code to write algorithms, which is a key skill for anybody interested in any kind of programming:

(Don't click the paid certificate options, use the Audit link to get access to the content for free)

As far as the usage of those languages you mentioned (Not that this really matters much):
  • Java and C# are general-purpose high-level languages - used for building everything from Windows apps, to Web servers, phone apps, enterprise-level business systems, etc. (C# is also the defacto language of Unity3D)
  • C++ can be used for most things, but these days it has become more niche, mostly around game programming and systems/hardware engineering. Many Triple-A game titles still use C++, and most game studios usually expect programmers to be proficient in C++.
  • C is a low-level language whose usage is mostly limited to Hardware and system-level programming. 99% of the C language is compatible with C++ so if something works in a particular way for C, then it almost certainly works the same way in C++.
  • Python is a very neat, pragmatic and easy-to-use high-level language which is very popular among data scientists and "devops" people
  • JavaScript is the defacto "web" language for building dynamic front-end web apps which run in a web browser.
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