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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2008. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 12th.

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View Poll Results: Programming Language of the Year
PHP 116 13.43%
Perl 73 8.45%
Python 226 26.16%
Ruby 46 5.32%
C 115 13.31%
C++ 129 14.93%
Java 106 12.27%
Lisp 9 1.04%
Erlang 4 0.46%
Smalltalk 1 0.12%
Haskell 11 1.27%
C# 19 2.20%
Lua 4 0.46%
COBOL 3 0.35%
Scheme 2 0.23%
OCaml 0 0%
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:40 AM   #46
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Clojure!
 
Old 01-23-2009, 05:58 AM   #47
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I gotta give this one to Haskell. I find the language fascinating, and though it's still difficult for me to use, I have written some useful things in it (a Javadoc parser, for example). But the real reason I have to vote for Haskell is because I've seen its popularity just explode this year. And now there's an O'Reilly book on it too, so I'm sure that will only help keep the trend alive.

For myself, where I improved the most this last year was learning Lisp. I did more Lisp coding than I've ever done before, so I feel like I've learned a lot more about it. I don't have a lot of opportunity to use it at work or anything, but for personal use it's cool.

This year so far is looking like Tcl. I wrote up a complicated script at work in roughly three hours, just giving the language a shot without really expecting anything, but it was awesome. Definitely will be getting to know it better...

Fascinating how many people mention Groovy. I always had the impression that Groovy was kind of supposed to take over Java but then kind of fell into obscurity and never did. I hadn't paid it much mind before, but with as many people citing it in this thread, I'll have to take a look.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 11:53 PM   #48
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sycamorex View Post
What about LolPython?
Lol, I voted for just plain old python, but this has cracked me up. I can has python classez? Example code:
Code:
WHILE I CUTE?
        I AND HE CAN HAZ HE AND I ALONG WITH HE
        IZ HE BIG LIKE N?
            KTHXBYE
        U BORROW HE
 
Old 01-25-2009, 07:53 AM   #49
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What about Fortran? Still very popular in scientific computing, waiting for the new revision "Fortran 2008".
Yes, we're all waiting enthusiastically for that....
 
Old 01-26-2009, 02:41 PM   #50
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bash
 
Old 01-27-2009, 09:09 AM   #51
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as i'm learning C++ and C then C++ it is..

Last edited by QueenZ; 01-27-2009 at 09:13 AM.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 11:03 AM   #52
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As I begun to teach my oldest kid (10Yr) python, i see no logic in voting for an other language.

(we intend to "make games" :^) when we get big ;-) )

we choose python by comparing few other mayor languages "with a future" and found out that "hello world!" takes least typing in python :-)

(he is 10 and already a "lazy typer" :-( lol )
 
Old 01-28-2009, 12:15 PM   #53
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fine, if bash isn't on there, I'll vote for C.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 04:45 AM   #54
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voted C as is my personal preference and use it for my projects. although, to be on topic i think Python deserves it! slowly but steadily, python software takes over my machine :P
 
Old 01-31-2009, 03:53 PM   #55
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Ruby! It's not just the language of web app (Ruby on Rails, Merb, Sinatra, etc.) developers, it's also the language of the SysAdmins (Rake, Thor, Capistrano, Puppet, Chef) and perhaps the language on the cloud too.

Kudos to Lua, Python and Erlang too.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 08:31 AM   #56
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no scala no groovy? jvm based languages are big

maybe groovy was a little quiet this year, but scala is pretty hot right now.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 09:06 AM   #57
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What about Vala

Vala is growing substantially as an alternative language for Gnome.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 09:08 AM   #58
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Python not because the language is new. but because version 3 is new.

It requires a strong commitment to decide to fix problems even if it means breaking with the past.

I've been in many projects (corporate) where I wish we were allowed to do just that.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 11:37 AM   #59
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JavaScript, Tcl, and Pascal are all glaring omissions. I'd vote JavaScript if it were an option.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 03:35 PM   #60
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Talking Long Live Java

Java For The Win!, Brilliant Compatibility Wise, Easy As Hell To Learn And Use Thanks To The Awesome Documentation And Community, Teamed Up With A Good IDE Like Netbeans You Can't Go Wrong!
 
  


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