Which language?

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  1. Kizmet

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    Which programming languages are most popular? Does it matter?

    Which programming languages are most popular (and what does that even mean)? | ZDNet
     
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    Python is often cited as ideal for learning programming, whereas Java, C++, and C# probably come up the most often listed in job ads.

    But any answer is almost inherently controversial. I mean, while we're on the topic, which religion is the best one? :wink:
     
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    By definition it's mine, of course.:eek:h::yeah:
    :Thinkingof_:
     
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    Quote of the week, for me, from the ZDNet article: "Programming is not just an intellectual exercise. You have to actually make stuff." :smile:

    I like the author's take on this whole thing. :bigok:

    Reminds me a bit of the late surrealist artist Salvador Dali's answer, below.

    "Sr. Dali, what is truly in fashion?"
    "Whatever is not."

    J.
     
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    I remember when a programmer only had to know COBOL. This language was used by about 85% of companies. Now you have to know about a dozen in order to work in IT.

    Well, I'm glad that I survived an IT career only knowing one language at a time - COBOL, and then later SQR (using SQL). I don't consider myself stupid, but I would be hard pressed to intelligently know 12 languages, let alone 20. The potential of mixing up the proper syntaxes would be challenging.
     
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    Also relevant from Dalí: "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
     
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    I think Python, C++ and Java. HTML and CSS are basic and easy learning languages.
     
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    Not All are Easy

    HTML and CSS are easy. Python, C++, and Java are definitely NOT easy. I have worked with C++, Java, and HTML, not in any of my IT jobs but just for fun.
     
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    These are easy because they are markup languages, not programming languages.
     
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    Oh so you were one of those guys who didn't know Assembler, PL/I, or JES and had to ask the real system owners when your COBOL faulted :laugh:
     

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