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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Objective C has no place on this list. It’s not a language at all. It is simply a precompiler for C. It’s kludgy and stupid. I don’t like the stupid  crap.
RE: If a programmer doesnt know c, theyre not a programmer.
No, not at all. It simply tells us that in a job market like the one we have now, employers want someone who can do the job NOW. They’re not going to invest the time for someone to learn a programming language on the job.
You might be an excellent Assembly language programmer, but if the market for Assembly programmers are few ( i.e., not in demand, which is the case today, and I suspect, in future ), you are unlikely to find a job and would be better off targetting those companies that still have need for this specific skill.
I rememeber in the 1990’s there was humongous need for developers with POWERBUILDER skills. Now, I see little or no advertisement for this skill at all.
RE: Objective C has no place on this list. Its not a language at all. It is simply a precompiler for C. Its kludgy and stupid. I dont like the stupid  crap.
Love it or hate it, as long as APPLE’s iPhone is tremendously popular and Apps for the iPhone will be needed, Objective-C will be on the top 5 of the list.
Sometimes, the best products do not dominate and crappy ones do ( Remember the Blue Screen of Death for Windows 3.1 ?)
I was forced to do an interactive system in COBOL once (on an IBM mainframe). It had to have some subroutines done in BAL (assembly), but was mostly done in COBOL (with some REXX scripts supporting things). Those were the days.
THAT’s very, very impressive, Cj!
According to Steve Yegge, who works there, Google has four corporate-wide standard languages, and PHP is not among them:
MapReduce (a Google invention) programmed in PHP? Not so. You may be able to use MapReduce or work-alikes from PHP, but MapReduce is not written in PHP.
I use C almost exclusively.
It’s king in the embedded systems world.
ASM is also very useful for writing fast interrupt code.
When I need to quickly create a windows app that will work I pull out good old Delphi :-)
Looking at the chart in #28, it appears Objective C's curve has been trending upward the last few years. That's no doubt due to the popularity of those iThingies.
I use/maintain Java, C and Perl code on a daily basis. I guess my skills are still up to date. If you can take the punishment learning PERL you will be handsomely rewarded as it is to me the most useful thing in the world. I can do things with PERL (regex hashes) on one line that would take 10 to 100’s of lines of c or java code.
What, no RATFOR?
This is a silly thread.
Yea, I was working at a warehouse for a big supermarket chain distribution center at the time. Keeping track of the union guys’ hours and productivity over three shifts was an all manual process of logging times and numbers of pices being loaded into trucks for delivery to the markets.I thought there had to be a better way, so my boss let me get a TRS-80. I built a system in BASIC on that (learning as I went), and eventually headquarters caught wind of it, so they moved me to HQ and had me redo the system on the mainframe for all the national warehouses... and COBOL just happened to be the official in-house language. It all worked out well anyway.
C is such an elegant language. Unfortunately I'm in management now and don't get to do as much programming as in the past. I mostly find myself writing VBA apps to pull metrics out of our databases for the boys & girls on the top floor...
Java #1? I freaking doubt it. Java wipes your backside.
Anyone ever program in GAIN? It’s a language that was developed for SYBASE databases back in the early 90s and AFAIK is a dead language. However, one of my teams had to maintain a GAIN app (written in 1995) for a while, before we finally persuaded the owners to let us rewrite it.
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