Skip to comments.The Top 10 Programming Languages (For Techies only)
Posted on 05/05/2012 10:25:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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What? No ADA??
Java #1instead of C++ or Obejctive-C? No HTML/CSS? No Ruby?
Yeah, this is a pretty silly list.
What happened to Fortran and COBOL? They were a b*tch, back when I was drinking too much. LOL.
RE: What? No ADA??
Ada is definitely still being used in a number of niche markets, but it isn’t popular for mainstream commercial development. But then again, Ada wasn’t designed to be C# or Java, it was designed to meet a number of requirements for DoD systems, and these requirements also align with those for heavy industry, safety-critical systems, verifiable systems, and so on, and that’s where you find Ada today.
Some factoid for those interested...
Oracle’s PL/SQL language is based on Ada, the syntax, structure the concepts of records, packages and exceptions are all taken from Ada.
There are a lot of people using PL/SQL, I think they just stay quiet because it’s so dull.
“Building Web apps from scratch using C or COBOL...”
There it is. Using COBOL never would have occurred to me for web pages. HTML and xHTML-CSS were enough.
Thanks SeekAndFind. Have a great day, all.
The most popular (i.e., the most visited) websites have in common that they are dynamic websites. Their development typically involves server side coding, client side coding and database technology. The programming languages applied to deliver similar dynamic web content however vary vastly between sites.
|Google.com||1,000,000,000||HTML||C, C++, Java, Python, PHP||MySQL||"MapReduce" is programmed in PHP|
|Facebook.com||880,000,000||Ajax||PHP, C++, Java, Python, Erlang||MySQL||The Most visited social networking site|
|Wikipedia.org||410,000,000||PHP||MySQL||"MediaWiki" is programmed in PHP; free online encyclopedia|
|Twitter.com||160,000,000||RoR, Scala, Java||C++||160 character social network|
|Amazon.com||110,000,000||Java, J2EE||C++, Perl|
|eBay.com||88,000,000||Java, WebSphere, Servlets||Oracle Database||online auction house|
*data on programming languages are based on:
What about the languages I know? And I’m still working.
Believe it or not, I still support programs in RPG running on IBM’s AS400 SSP operating system.
I have mad skills in five of these languages. How ‘bout you, Laz? I know you have mad skills.
ADA? What about FORTRAN?
I’ve always echoed the words of the great Steve Ciarcia:
“My favorite programming language is SOLDER”
The TIOBE index, which measures the growth of programming languages, now ranks Ruby as #9 among programming languages worldwide. Much of the growth is attributed to the popularity of software written in Ruby, particularly the Ruby on Rails web framework.
Ruby is also totally free. Not only free of charge, but also free to use, copy, modify, and distribute.
Strangely absent (to me, at least) from any consideration is Windows Powershell.
But now I'm an Algebra teacher and I don't have anything to program that would allow me to practice any of that stuff. Oh, well.
And then there are those of us who still remember and treasure the old DOS commands. I still have one very, very old computer which contains one very, very old program that I still use on occasion when I get tired of fighting with everything else.
This article is slanted towards Application development and Web programming. Lots of Systems administrators are using Perl and other scripting languages to solve problems every day.
In fact on Dice the number of Jobs for Per greatly exceeds PHP or Python.
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