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jeremy 12-21-2011 04:29 PM

Programming Language of the Year
 
A newer category that's been extremely close the last couple years.

--jeremy

macemoneta 12-21-2011 10:47 PM

bash, awk.

Between those two and TCL/Expect, it's pretty much all I used in the last year.

JMJ_coder 12-28-2011 06:12 PM

Hmmm, of all the categories this is the most difficult to pick just ONE. Of the languages I use and that are listed:

Python is really nice and easy to use. The biggest drawback for me is it's use of whitespace for delimiters instead of braces or keywords.
C is a great language that lacks easy string manipulation (at least without some third-party library).
C++ is essentially the same as C with a few additions (e.g., classes).
C# is a horrible language which is compounded by the mess that is .Net. It's only redeeming qualities are the easy string manipulation and lambda expressions.
Lua is a very interesting language that shows a lot of promise.
Fortran -- what can I say about Fortran (so I won't :P).

And the winner is . . . Lua 5.2 (released mid-December) for the potential it holds. I have big designs for it in the coming year and I hope it won't disappoint.

sycamorex 12-29-2011 05:03 AM

Lisp - just because I started learning it and like its logic.

weibullguy 12-29-2011 05:06 PM

I'm surprised to see R on the list because it is so specific to statistical analysis. As a statistician, I use R extensively...but I didn't vote for it because of it's narrow focus.

Nylex 12-31-2011 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weibullguy (Post 4561314)
I'm surprised to see R on the list because it is so specific to statistical analysis.

I was going to say the same thing. I remember thinking this when I saw it on the poll last year, too.

raju.mopidevi 12-31-2011 07:42 AM

COBOL ... But I like REXX. It's not listed ! :(

EricTRA 12-31-2011 08:05 AM

Hi,

Started learning Python a couple of months ago and really love it. My only 'programming' experience before was with Bash. My vote goes to Python.

Kind regards,

Eric

hasanatizaz 12-31-2011 11:54 AM

started learning php basics.

honeybadger 12-31-2011 01:25 PM

I love the simplicity of C. I mean it can be sometimes horribly complex but then again C is mature and relied upon.

gilead 12-31-2011 02:53 PM

I keep saying I'm going to learn python - but I keep using perl. This year, maybe... ?

Mr. Alex 12-31-2011 04:22 PM

PHP - started learning and coding it this year.

JMJ_coder 12-31-2011 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weibullguy (Post 4561314)
I'm surprised to see R on the list because it is so specific to statistical analysis. As a statistician, I use R extensively...but I didn't vote for it because of it's narrow focus.

Or, if R is here, why not Matlab? or GNU Octave? or...

Thor_2.0 01-01-2012 02:05 PM

Java was a teacher, a mom, a big sister, a Lady and a girlfriend, still is and always will be...I learned to do OO programming in Java, before that I was confined to vb6.0...so, it figures ;)

SecretCode 01-01-2012 02:56 PM

I hope somebody votes for Ada. (But it won't be me!)


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