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View Poll Results: Programming Language of the Year
Ada 3 0.82%
Assembly 5 1.36%
AWK 3 0.82%
C 69 18.80%
C# 5 1.36%
C++ 45 12.26%
Clojure 3 0.82%
COBOL 2 0.54%
Common Lisp 3 0.82%
D 2 0.54%
Dart 0 0%
Erlang 2 0.54%
Fortran 5 1.36%
Free Pascal 13 3.54%
Go 10 2.72%
Haskell 4 1.09%
Java 27 7.36%
Javascript 11 3.00%
Lua 2 0.54%
Objective-C 1 0.27%
Perl 18 4.90%
PHP 24 6.54%
Python 88 23.98%
R 4 1.09%
Ruby 7 1.91%
Rust 0 0%
Scala 2 0.54%
Scheme 1 0.27%
Swift 5 1.36%
Tcl 2 0.54%
Groovy 1 0.27%
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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Programming Language of the Year


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

--jeremy
 
Old 01-03-2016, 04:31 PM   #2
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Still C/C++ after all these years... C++ since they are separate items, but that implicitly includes C in my book.
 
Old 01-03-2016, 06:49 PM   #3
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I don't have a choice this year.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 11:22 AM   #4
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C as always.

Regards.
 
Old 01-05-2016, 04:05 PM   #5
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Where's shell/bash scripting? That's still a language
 
Old 01-05-2016, 05:20 PM   #6
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I spent all year coding in perl, but I dont want to discredit python and java.
 
Old 01-06-2016, 04:36 AM   #7
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Happy to see R
 
Old 01-06-2016, 06:09 AM   #8
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Around 1993 I started to learn C and loved it. It was so much better than the various types of BASIC I had used before then. Python became my general purpose language of choice around 10 years ago as I found it so easy to be productive using it. No more worrying about memory allocation, easy string handling, comprehensive standard library, etc. However sometimes I still needed the execution speed of a compiled language.

Then I gave Google's Go a try. Finally a worthy successor to C in my view. I can finally use the full power of my multi-core CPU in my own applications. Yes, I know it's way of doing OO is different to most other implementations, but I believe that is a positive. I really believe it has a bright future.

And for the record, I have no affiliation with Google.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 10:19 AM   #9
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C++. much is going in in this language
followed by ruby, 2.3 is relay a nice release
PHP on the 3rd place, finaly they made the new release
even if I have the feeling that I repsect Free Pascall to less,
so lets also put it on the top list
 
Old 01-08-2016, 04:52 AM   #10
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LOLCode. Because it entertains the person using it. :-D
 
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:48 PM   #11
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I ended up voting for Go. I haven't used it, but it's gotten a tremendous amount of buzz this year.
 
Old 01-08-2016, 02:44 PM   #12
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JS

As somebody who has loved C since first using it 30 years ago this month - and who is very fond of Ruby I have actually voted for javascript.

My reasoning is simple: 'programming language of the year' should reflect not my choice of which language I most like but which language has had the most impact.

With the strides made over the last few years, with ECMAScript 6 and Typescript, and with the proliferation of web-based applications, this year that language has to be javascript (however you choose to capitalise itt).
 
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:07 PM   #13
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Talking

Brainf*ck as usual
 
Old 01-15-2016, 06:29 PM   #14
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As somebody who has loved C since first using it 30 years ago this month - and who is very fond of Ruby I have actually voted for javascript.

My reasoning is simple: 'programming language of the year' should reflect not my choice of which language I most like but which language has had the most impact.

With the strides made over the last few years, with ECMAScript 6 and Typescript, and with the proliferation of web-based applications, this year that language has to be javascript (however you choose to capitalise itt).
Agreed. It might not be the most elegant language but surprisingly it's drastically been gaining in popularity over the last few years. With ECMAScript 6 slowly jQuery might slowely become unneeded.
 
Old 01-16-2016, 07:37 AM   #15
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C - as being the most general language. There are specialty languages, written in C/C++ for example - that are excellent for a given task.

And even when I was doing a lot of work in assembly - I would use C as my high-level assembly compiler - letting C generate the initial assembly and then doing manual optimization.

re: C++ - initially most/all C++ compilers were actually C front-ends generating C code that then got processed by the regular compiler. My worry is the shift gcc v4.8 and later imply (some constructs are impossible by gcc 4.7 (aka straight C) and earlier - i.e., C++ becomes the 'base' whether your use C++ constructs or not.
 
  


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