C++ developers: they know what they are doing

When Bjarne Stroustrup began developing C++ in 1979, he had the goal of creating an efficient, low-level programming language as well as a programming language with a high abstraction level. The first version of C++ built the core of what is today still a very powerful programming language. After just a few years and versions it was in use all over the world. It was ISO standardized in 1998 and has been in continuous development ever since. C++ is used especially in system programming.