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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: SeekAndFind

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.


41 posted on 05/05/2012 11:23:02 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Born to Conserve

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


42 posted on 05/05/2012 11:23:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

RE: 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.

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 ?)


43 posted on 05/05/2012 11:26:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

11. Databus.


44 posted on 05/05/2012 11:27:35 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: carriage_hill
There it is. Using COBOL never would have occurred to me for web pages. HTML and xHTML-CSS were enough.

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.

45 posted on 05/05/2012 11:33:28 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

THAT’s very, very impressive, Cj!


46 posted on 05/05/2012 11:38:27 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: SeekAndFind
Google uses PHP ??

According to Steve Yegge, who works there, Google has four corporate-wide standard languages, and PHP is not among them:

One of the (hundreds of) cool things about working for Google is that they let teams experiment, as long as it's done within certain broad and well-defined boundaries. One of the fences in this big playground is your choice of programming language. You have to play inside the fence defined by C++, Java, Python, and JavaScript.

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.

47 posted on 05/05/2012 11:42:07 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: SeekAndFind

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 :-)


48 posted on 05/05/2012 11:55:32 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Objective C has no place on this list.

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.

49 posted on 05/05/2012 11:55:32 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


50 posted on 05/05/2012 12:04:03 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What, no RATFOR?


51 posted on 05/05/2012 12:11:02 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: SeekAndFind
The knowledge of a handful of programming languages could come to be a lifesaver to many a programmer

If you know how to code, you're going to pick up enough of any compiled or interpreted language to become productive in it pretty quickly. Languages are just part of the details. But C will always be my first love.
52 posted on 05/05/2012 12:11:18 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a silly thread.


53 posted on 05/05/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: carriage_hill

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.


54 posted on 05/05/2012 12:15:04 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: stylin19a
Yeah, you should have seen the computers we used in the COBOL days! ;-)


55 posted on 05/05/2012 12:28:27 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: ConservativeMind
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56 posted on 05/05/2012 12:30:07 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The wholened to the home teqm. truth.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
But C will always be my first love.

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...

57 posted on 05/05/2012 12:34:26 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: SeekAndFind

Java #1? I freaking doubt it. Java wipes your backside.


58 posted on 05/05/2012 12:41:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: BaylorDad
yup, i know for a fact three are FORTRAN process control programs i wrote over twenty years ago still running though modified over the years...
59 posted on 05/05/2012 12:41:58 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

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.


60 posted on 05/05/2012 12:46:21 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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