Results: What languages do you know well? 

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  • C
    94  44.98%
  • C++
    97  46.41%
  • C#
    45  21.53%
  • Perl
    38  18.18%
  • Python
    53  25.36%
  • PHP
    119  56.94%
  • Lisp
    15  7.18%
  • Scheme
    8  3.83%
  • Assembler ( any variant )
    53  25.36%
  • Java
    93  44.50%
  • ASP
    24  11.48%
  • .NET
    34  16.27%
  • Visual Basic
    71  33.97%
  • Cold Fusion
    7  3.35%
  • Delphi
    19  9.09%
  • Ruby
    21  10.05%
  • Fortran
    14  6.70%
  • MatLab
    13  6.22%
  • Javascript
    95  45.45%
  • Tyle
    3  1.44%
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    I applied for a job online the other day, the job asked for python experience. When I opened the two practical questions up (write a program type questions), I saw that it would be madness to do them in python, so I hooked up a couple of bash scripts and some perl one liner goodness and ripped through them.

    The moral is 'right tool for the job'.

    Recently I've expanded my language horizons quite a lot, in fact there are only 6 languages I wouldn't tick on the box up there now as knowing well. In addition to that I've been learning haskell, because I'm a language junkie and I love it. Scheme is still the best though.

    I've also been learning smalltalk, that really tips your views on what object oriented programming should be
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    The only language that I know pretty well is Java since that's the language that was used in the Computer Science 1 & 2 classes that I took. I've learned bits and pieces of like a kajillion other languages, but my attention span is too short and I jump into learning a new language before I even finish learning the first one.
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    with the basics, ... it's a piece o' piss

    learn the basics, ...first ... puhlease
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    Has anyone tried the programming language Prolog.
    (Which is not on that list)

    If you have I would love to hear as to what you thought about it.

    Matt
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    Originally Posted by Ax
    you couldn't pay me enough to go back to Prolog
    That might sum it up.
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    lol

    It is a shocker of a language. Did you ever find any practical uses for it?
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    Originally Posted by mattaseymour
    Has anyone tried the programming language Prolog.
    (Which is not on that list)

    If you have I would love to hear as to what you thought about it.

    Matt

    Prolog is one of those language that is a real pleasure to learn IMO. It's a very elegant language, conceptually, but isn't really useful outside of it's niche.

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    Originally Posted by netytan
    Prolog is one of those language that is a real pleasure to learn IMO. It's a very elegant language, conceptually, but isn't really useful outside of it's niche.

    Mark.
    All I remember when learning it was why did I bother!

    I really wished I did not start learning it.

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    I know this is a question which comes up a lot but I would be interested to know what people think is the best programming language to learn and WHY when starting out.

    I personally think a language like java or C# is nice as the syntax is not to hard and it gives you the OO aspect of programming.

    I know some people will disagree so I would be interested to know.
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    prolog I hated ... but in order for a language to become interesting, a real world application is a must ...
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    Learning Prolog was one of the most interesting experience I've had with a language. It's amazingly different. You almost have to learn to program all over again, but once you understand Horn Clauses, Unification, Recursion and Meta-programming (ala Univ) it is extremely powerful, and practical!

    If you're not doing knowledge representation or AI you probably wont like Prolog, but it's well worth learning.

    I was inspired to design the Hula programming language partially because of a flexible object-system I wrote in Prolog. All in all I think learning Prolog was well worth it .


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    As for a first language I'd recommend Smalltalk, followed by Objective-C and C. This should give the student a detailed understanding of real object-oriented programming, and experience with higher-level, and lower-level languages.

    I'd recommend the student learn Lisp at some point for a number of reasons, but experience with CLOS and the MOP will increase to the students understanding of object-oriented programming dramatically. Knowledge of at least one classless object-oriented language (probably Javascript or Io) would also be invaluable.

    I'd recommend against Java or C# as a first language because they give a warped impression of object-orientated programming; hindering good practices and encouraging a procedural way of working... not that there's anything wrong with that .
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    I know C++, Java, Java ME, Java EE, VB, Delphi and now i'm learning Assembly!

    Happy coding to all!
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    Very nice post Simom!
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    I have the knowledge of Java,php and C++ and i have strong grip on these languages.
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    Now a days it is must to know all programming languages...I know C,C++, oracle.
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    I have a little bit knowledge in Visual Basic and I like this because I can make and run a program in simple codes only in a simple interface of course. I want to expand my knowledge here and become a future programmer in the near future.

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