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The Top 10 Programming Languages (For Techies only)
Tech Impulsion ^ | Feb 2012 | Ajit Singh

Posted on 05/05/2012 10:25:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: Terpfen

TIOBE Programming Community Index for April 2012

April 2012 Headline: Java and C swap places at the top of the TIOBE index


21 posted on 05/05/2012 10:56:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That is a fascinating graphic, but it greatly misses the boat on job postings. Craigslist is a darn poor job site. The stats should be from Dice and Monster/CareerBuilder.

Craigslist is for jobs for which the employer HR department has no budget. Heck, even the local newspaper is more worthwhile, in my experience.


22 posted on 05/05/2012 10:56:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: SeekAndFind

My company is building a business out of converting COBOL programs to C++. There is still a lot of need for COBOL programmers.

Also, just looking at job postings is not quite enough. In order to manage the programming environments, one needs a working knowledge of scripting languages and shells. We just held an in-house training session on “expect” to support the development of test programs.


23 posted on 05/05/2012 10:57:07 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: SeekAndFind
COBOL, FORTRAN, PL/1, ASM, APL, SQL, JCL, Nomad2, Focus. The dead languages? APL even had its own character set and required a special keyboard.

-PJ

24 posted on 05/05/2012 10:58:25 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As a follow up to my prior post, that is also why open source so dominates Craigslist job postings. Microsoft barely registers on that Craigslist stat. It makes the result completely bogus.


25 posted on 05/05/2012 10:59:13 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Political Junkie Too

RE: COBOL, FORTRAN, PL/1, ASM, APL, SQL, JCL, Nomad2, Focus. The dead languages?

If there are still advertisements for these skill sets, then they’re not dead at all.


26 posted on 05/05/2012 10:59:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Where’s the JCL (Job Control Language). Used that for many years on Large IBM Main frames.

Started on PAL and SAL in the USAF on Univac 1050-II, early ‘70s. I’ve outlived all my Girlfriends and Languages, how unfortunate........


27 posted on 05/05/2012 11:00:03 AM PDT by corbe (mystified)
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To: desertfreedom765
Long term trends

The long term trends for the top 10 programming languages can be found in the line diagram below.


28 posted on 05/05/2012 11:01:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought SQL was defined around 1970 with the first implimentations predating ADA which started around 1977.


29 posted on 05/05/2012 11:01:47 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I feel the need to put in a word for IBM assembler, in which were written the core platforms that still run the world’s economic systems (Z/OS, CICS, IMS, DB2, etc.).


30 posted on 05/05/2012 11:02:20 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know how valid that list is. Where on Amazon’s site is anyone’s Java being pulled up to do something? I’ve never seen Java run for an Amazon function on my client, and I’ve been on there for years (and I’m in the top 2000 reviewers)


31 posted on 05/05/2012 11:05:11 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: aquila48
ADA? What about FORTRAN?

They say, a Fortran programmer can write Fortran in any language.

32 posted on 05/05/2012 11:06:29 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oldie but still a goodie...
Jack was a COBOL programmer in the mid to late 1990s. After years of being taken for granted and treated as a technological dinosaur by all the Client/Server programmers, PC repair technicians and website developers, he was finally getting some respect. He’d become a private consultant specializing in Year 2000 conversions.

Several years of this relentless, mind-numbing work had taken its toll on Jack. He began having anxiety dreams about the Year 2000. All he could think about was how he could avoid the year 2000 and all that came with it.

Jack decided to contact a company that specialized in cryogenics. He made a deal to have himself frozen until March 15th, 2000. The next thing he would know is he’d wake up in the year 2000; after the New Year celebrations and computer debacles; after the leap day. Nothing else to worry about except getting on with his life.

He was put into his cryogenic receptacle, the technicians set the revive date, he was given injections to slow his heartbeat to a bare minimum, and that was that.

The next thing that Jack saw was an enormous and very modern room filled with excited people. They were all shouting “I can’t believe it!” and “It’s a miracle” and “He’s alive!”. There were cameras (unlike any he’d ever seen) and equipment that looked like it came out of a science fiction movie.

Someone who was obviously a spokesperson for the group stepped forward. Jack couldn’t contain his enthusiasm. “Is it over?” he asked. “Is the year 2000 already here? Are all the millennial parties and promotions and crises all over and done with?”

The spokesman explained that there had been a problem with the programming of the timer on Jack’s cryogenic receptacle, it hadn’t been year 2000 compliant. It was actually eight thousand years later, not the year 2000. Technology had advanced to such a degree that everyone had virtual reality interfaces which allowed them to contact anyone else on the planet.

“That sounds terrific,” said Jack. “But I’m curious. Why is everybody so interested in me?”

“Well,” said the spokesman. “The year 10000 is just around the corner, and it says in your files that you know COBOL”.

33 posted on 05/05/2012 11:07:14 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: bigbob

LOL! On that note, I dredged up some knowledge from 30 years ago (last time I touched the stuff) on 74xx chips and gate logic to solve an oddball custom videogame controller problem my son threw at me. He screws around with old-school stand up console fighting games like Tekken and Marvel vs. Capcom.


34 posted on 05/05/2012 11:11:44 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: COBOL2Java
COBOL - dinosaurs rock !

Might be before 10000...for those who chose to “Window” during Y2k.

35 posted on 05/05/2012 11:13:46 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: Political Junkie Too

To name one you missed, LISP. Early versions of AutoCAD used LISP as the built-in scripting language, which was pretty cool.


36 posted on 05/05/2012 11:14:44 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Terpfen
Other programming languages in terms of popularity according to the TIOBE Programming Community Index for April 2012 :


37 posted on 05/05/2012 11:17:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If a programmer doesn’t know c, they’re not a programmer.

And what the hell does this mean? “...since most languages that were popular 10 years ago are not as viable as they are now.”


38 posted on 05/05/2012 11:18:41 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Terpfen

TIOBE Programming Community Index is an indicator of the programming language trends.

It is updated monthly, this list is based on the number of experienced programmers,courses and third-party vendors on the Internet.

It uses the well-known search engines (such as Google, MSN, Yahoo) as well as Wikipedia and YouTube to calculate the ranking. Please note that this list is merely a reflection of the popularity of a programming language, does not indicate whether a programming language is good or not.

Reference :

http://sd.csdn.net/a/20120409/2804302.html

http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html


39 posted on 05/05/2012 11:18:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: FreedomPoster
I remember in college taking a course that touched on several languages at once. Snobol?

-PJ

40 posted on 05/05/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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