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View Poll Results: Programming Language of the Year
PHP 80 13.75%
Perl 48 8.25%
Python 160 27.49%
Ruby 26 4.47%
C 79 13.57%
C++ 81 13.92%
Java 52 8.93%
Lisp 5 0.86%
Erlang 4 0.69%
Smalltalk 0 0%
Haskell 1 0.17%
C# 13 2.23%
Lua 7 1.20%
COBOL 4 0.69%
Scheme 2 0.34%
Go 10 1.72%
Groovy 4 0.69%
Fortran 4 0.69%
R 2 0.34%
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:18 AM   #106
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With the exception of framework hell, Java is really slick. As long as you choose the right frameworks to learn, it is a really good platform for applications. I'm really glad the "freedom" distros can include it now.

I like other languages too. Perl for prototypes and one-offs, shell script for system initialization and Slack Builds. Groovy has some cool features, like closures... still getting used to that myself.

I hope C and C++ stay as relevant in the future as they are today. I like those for certain things too.

Fortran has a special place in my heart for the old days of writing crunch code for the "Panel Methods" in Airfoil Theory.

I'll never be a one language guy... ever.
I think java is an extremely good concept, but in actual usage it makes me want to hit people. .NET is actually a good continuation of this concept, but with better implementation. If it hadn't been done by MS, it'd probably be perfect

FWIW, I still find C/C++ to be the best language for a wide variety of uses, and my kid thinks it's the next best thing to Perl (so there is hope!).
 
Old 02-11-2010, 11:06 AM   #107
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What editor do ppl use to write Python?

What I find weird is Eclipse and Netbeans are the top two editors (voted on here) and Java isn't the top language.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:33 PM   #108
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What editor do ppl use to write Python?

What I find weird is Eclipse and Netbeans are the top two editors (voted on here) and Java isn't the top language.
I don't write Python, so I can't comment on what to use. But Eclipse and Netbeans include good support for a variety of languages, not just Java. They just happen to be pure Java implemented solutions.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 07:59 PM   #109
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Hi ppl

So, why should python be prefered to bash script...?
Easy one for me. I was learning both after I moved to Linux until I figured out that this 'she-bang' thing worked equally well with Python. Ever since I use Python to write a (whatever) 30 line piece of code to do what I could have done in Bash in 3 lines except with Python it's a lot less trial and error to get it right (plus I still understand it after a while). Never really bothered again with shell scripting.

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Both are interpreted, Python syntax is version dependent, bash is a standard, I think Python cannot beat bash for portability... of course python supports stuff that bash will not, but for this heavy stuff ( object oriented applications ) I think ( never used Python though ...) that Py will be quite slow, as compared to a compiled language like C++...

So, what makes Python so special...?
Portability is an issue but there are differences between shells too. Python is generally fast enough in execution, you have to benchmark specific uses to find when it wouldn't be a good solution. There's a difference between 'not the fastest possible solution' and 'quite slow' and I don't think you'll find many cases where Python is 'quite slow'. What also matters is that it's fast in development and easy to maintain.

I think the versatility, general usefulness, ease of development and ease of learning make it stand out but I can't explain why it got so many more votes than Ruby.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 06:50 AM   #110
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Hi Caesar Tjalbo

Thx for the enlightenemnt

BRGDS

Alex
 
Old 02-14-2010, 08:14 PM   #111
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Well...I'm a bit surprised that C/C++ kinda got left in the dust, but I suppose I really shouldn't be.

IMO for things like text parsing, DB searching, and other things that don't really require high execution speed, Python/other interpreted languages do fine, I suppose.

Like I said in a previous post, I voted for C++ mainly because that's just the one I know the best. Plus, I *like* having programs run super fast, even if it's not absolutely necessary.
 
Old 02-17-2010, 10:00 PM   #112
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If you add C + C++ it almost catches up to python.
 
Old 02-18-2010, 07:51 AM   #113
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oh i couldn't believe that there were a lot of programming language..As i thought its only php,java, c++,c. So far that's all ive mentioned that was all i know..
 
Old 02-18-2010, 11:18 AM   #114
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Tiobe index: programming language popularity

FYI:
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February Headline: Scratch, Scala, Erlang and JavaFX Script on the way to top 20

http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/conte...pci/index.html
Tiobe's current "Top 10":
Code:
Position  Position  Delta in  Programming  Ratings   Delta     
Feb 2010  Feb 2009  Position  Language     Feb 2010  Feb 2009  Status
--------  --------  --------  --------     --------  --------  ------ 	
1         1         =         Java         17.348%   -2.05%    A
2         2         =         C            16.602%   +0.76%    A
3         5         ++        PHP          10.001%   +1.22%    A
4         3         -         C++           9.447%   -0.19%    A
5         4         -         VB/Basic      7.051%   -1.79%    A
6         6         =         C#            5.015%   -0.05%    A
7         7         =         Python        4.314%   -0.25%    A
8         8         =         Perl          3.600%   -0.52%    A
9         9         =         Delphi        2.656%   -0.97%    A
10        10        =         JavaScript    2.636%   -0.90%    A
Tiobe's "Hall of Fame - Language of the Year":
Code:
Year	Winner
----    ------
2009 	Go
2008 	C
2007 	Python
2006 	Ruby
2005 	Java
2004 	PHP
2003 	C++
Finally, even though they're not in Tiobe's "Top 10", the most explosive growth in recent popularity goes to:
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Go
Objective C++

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Old 02-19-2010, 01:35 AM   #115
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what about php
 
Old 02-19-2010, 08:42 AM   #116
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what about php
What about COBOL, huh!?

Does any of yu ppl immagine a game like "Pacific Fighters" written in COBOL... ? ROFL

Should be neat....

BRGDS

Alex

Last edited by Alexvader; 02-19-2010 at 11:04 AM.
 
Old 03-03-2010, 02:37 AM   #117
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Wouldn't it be nice if python went away?
 
Old 03-03-2010, 05:54 PM   #118
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Yep ... to give some space to ADA, Modula2, Cobol, BASIC.... LLLOOOLLLL

Haven't given up the Idea of making a flight simulator like X-Plane in COBOL...
 
  


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