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Old 01-15-2008, 11:40 AM   #61
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Bow down before the might of c++.
Old 01-15-2008, 03:10 PM   #62
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Where is asm? Nah, don't leave it out.
All of your easy languages had to be built in ASM, and you KNOW it. ASM is the glue that holds our electronic society together.
Old 01-15-2008, 03:13 PM   #63
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But since it isn't there, I'm going for C. I learned that so long ago, and it's so natural to me that I think in it sometimes. Even though C++ has all those neat extensions... who knows? Personal bias I guess.
Old 01-15-2008, 03:14 PM   #64
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PHP rocks. Although C# is Microsoft, there seems to be continuing expansion to make it (via .NET framework) more cross-platform compatible. I like Java, because it is very cross-platform, but C#/visual studio is, in general, similar to Java, while being easier to program with, and usually allows more rapid development.
(PHP gets my vote, though.)
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I saw not one, but TWO big omissions: a) Objective-C and b) Ada. Objective-C is now the foundation of MacOSX and the GNUStep environment; and Ada is an excellent language featured in gcc, with a new standard isued in 2005. GCC was the very first Ada95 certified compiler.

There is a good devel community in Ada, mostly focused on real-time, mission critical projects. I think it is necessary to include it.


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I can't help choose Java; the switch to GPL was good enough, but the recent updates have really proven against the benchmarks that now seem to produce widespread bias to the language.
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You guys forgot COBOL. And no, this isn't a joke. There's more new COBOL code being written than any other language other than C.
Old 01-16-2008, 01:59 AM   #68
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Where did you get those statistics? Last time I checked 30% of all new projects were being written in java, 17 in C++ and 13 in C. And I have a suspicion that C# has progressed a bit from the 7% it was back then. Sure, there is a lot of maintenance to do in Cobol and it pays well considering that hardly anyone is willing to do it anymore. But starting up new COBOL projects? In 2008? I know of exactly one company around here that still hires COBOL coders, the rest require Java and/or .NET skills and occasionally C/C++.

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Old 01-16-2008, 01:20 PM   #69
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You guys forgot COBOL. And no, this isn't a joke. There's more new COBOL code being written than any other language other than C.
That's really quite difficult to believe, and I don't see any evidence that indicates it's worth the effort. Do you have any sources?
Old 01-17-2008, 08:06 PM   #70
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:31 AM   #71
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Well it totally depends on the task and time you want to put into it. But I vote for C++ since that what I use the most.
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Scala should probably be on the list as it seems to be getting a bit of hype lately. Think I will go for lisp though.
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The (long-standing) Tiobe index is a good barometer for "what's popular":

And of course, there's not necessarily any correlation between "what's popular" "what's useful". Nor is there necessarily a high correlation between "what's useful in general" and "what's best for this particular application".


Some really exciting stuff is being done with "Lua", especially in professional games development and Hollywood S/FX.

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Old 01-18-2008, 03:26 PM   #74
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VBScript and ASP made me money this(last) year. I voted for PHP as that is what I enjoy the most and learned the most of.... this year. Python I love and have always tinkered with, just never buckled down the hatches and built something useful with it. Perl and Bash have both saved me vast amounts of time last year as well.

of course IMHO

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Not sure if it fits here, but the R programming language might be included in this list.


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