What it is: C++ is an intermediate-level language with object-oriented programming features, originally designed to enhance the C language. C++ powers major software like Firefox, Winamp and Adobe programs. It’s used to develop systems software, application software, high-performance server and client applications and video games.
What it is: Pronounced “C-sharp,” C# is a multi-paradigm language developed by Microsoftas part of its .NET initiative. Combining principles from C and C++, C# is a general-purpose language used to develop software for Microsoft and Windows platforms.