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.
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.
I’ve always echoed the words of the great Steve Ciarcia:
“My favorite programming language is SOLDER”
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.
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........
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.).
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 hed 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 cant believe it! and Its a miracle and Hes alive!. There were cameras (unlike any hed 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 couldnt 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 Jacks cryogenic receptacle, it hadnt 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 Im 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.
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.”
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.