C++ is widely-used in finance. While it was once used for writing desktop applications, many user interfaces have been adapted to client-side intensive, browser-based applications. C++ does not play well in this space.
Today, C++ is often used for server-side applications with high performance requirements. And it is often listed as a desired skill in Wall street job openings. For this reason, it is good to have some knowlege of the language, and how to build an application.
Students in the U of M Quant Program develop their C++ skills working on Quant projects.
.ccextensions), some header files (e.g.
.hfiles), and possible others. Python files are
.py, or in the case of Jupyter notebooks,
map. There is much to find online, a fine starting point is TopCoder.
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