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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2011. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


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 01-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #46
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Free Pascal is my choice.
Old 01-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #47
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yes, fpc
Old 01-05-2012, 06:50 PM   #48
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Lazarus rocks
Old 01-05-2012, 07:56 PM   #49
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I voted python, but only because it's what I'm most familiar with. However, I'm disappointed that bash isn't included. Surely the bash shell can be considered a programming environment in its' own right.

EDIT: Just noticed that BASIC isn't there either. Are there even any BASIC environments anymore? Oh, and I cut my teeth on COBOL. Lovely language if you have to follow someone who doesn't believe in documenting code.

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Old 01-06-2012, 02:25 AM   #50
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FPC / Lazarus IDE - the best!
Old 01-06-2012, 03:35 AM   #51
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I vote Python.
Old 01-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #52
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Makes you think of the parable about the blind men and the elephant.
Old 01-12-2012, 09:08 AM   #53
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Using Bash/awk/sed for sys admin tasks. Started learning Python.+1


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Old 01-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by custangro View Post
I vote "Right tool for the right job"
Can't argue with that...unless you don't know the tools. I guess I only use the tools I know.
Old 01-17-2012, 04:29 AM   #55
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C…mostly because it's what I know, though. IMO it's also at just the right level of abstraction: not too high (Java, C#, etc.; ack, overhead), not too low (asm; blergh, tedium).

I would include C++, but I'm terrible at OOP; I only know the basics.
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I've recently learned this language and really really like it. It is clean, simple, super fast and easy to write programs in. Everything I could ever want in a programing language. That is why Lua gets my vote.
Old 01-31-2012, 11:01 PM   #57
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what about QML?
Old 02-01-2012, 07:46 AM   #58
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Programming Lang.

Old 02-01-2012, 09:33 AM   #59
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How about assembler?

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Despite Common Lisp being my all-time favourite, and having used (almost nothing but) Python for the past few years, I have started delving into Erlang, and am really enjoying it.


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