No, no it's not. Great that's that sorted out. Moving on.
Although I would say that every good programmer needs a lower level language (e.g. Ada, C, C++) under their belt, I can see why they may seem frightening to someone who has came from a front end background.
"What no garbage collection!... wait what's garbage collection, never needed to worry about that before"
Then again I think languages like php are no good for web development yet are used extensively so what do I know, do what you want.
An embedded system is a combination of hardware and software that perform a very specific, predefined task.