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View Poll Results: Programming Language of the Year
Python 143 29.30%
PHP 43 8.81%
Perl 38 7.79%
Ruby 23 4.71%
C 88 18.03%
C++ 57 11.68%
Java 27 5.53%
Lisp 11 2.25%
Erlang 4 0.82%
Haskell 3 0.61%
C# 3 0.61%
Lua 7 1.43%
COBOL 4 0.82%
Scheme 1 0.20%
Go 0 0%
Fortran 7 1.43%
R 2 0.41%
Objective-C 2 0.41%
Free Pascal 20 4.10%
Ada 2 0.41%
Tcl 3 0.61%
Clojure 0 0%
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Programming Language of the Year


A newer category that's been extremely close the last couple years.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-21-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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bash, awk.

Between those two and TCL/Expect, it's pretty much all I used in the last year.
 
Old 12-28-2011, 06:12 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 05:03 AM   #4
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Lisp - just because I started learning it and like its logic.
 
Old 12-29-2011, 05:06 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 05:23 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 07:42 AM   #7
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COBOL ... But I like REXX. It's not listed !
 
Old 12-31-2011, 08:05 AM   #8
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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
 
Old 12-31-2011, 11:54 AM   #9
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started learning php basics.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 01:25 PM   #10
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I love the simplicity of C. I mean it can be sometimes horribly complex but then again C is mature and relied upon.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 02:53 PM   #11
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I keep saying I'm going to learn python - but I keep using perl. This year, maybe... ?
 
Old 12-31-2011, 04:22 PM   #12
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PHP - started learning and coding it this year.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 07:19 PM   #13
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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...
 
Old 01-01-2012, 02:05 PM   #14
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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
 
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I hope somebody votes for Ada. (But it won't be me!)
 
  


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