Programming languages poll...

Discussion in 'Programming & Software Development' started by MWP, Feb 20, 2008.

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What programming language are you the most proficient at?

  1. Assembly

    1.7%
  2. Basic (includes VB)

    10.9%
  3. Plain C

    10.9%
  4. C++

    14.0%
  5. C#

    12.3%
  6. Java

    13.4%
  7. JavaScript

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Perl

    3.9%
  9. Pascal (includes Delphi)

    2.8%
  10. Python

    3.4%
  11. LISP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. SQL

    2.8%
  13. PHP

    14.3%
  14. HTML

    7.3%
  15. Shell Scripting

    2.2%
  1. MWP

    MWP Member

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    Hi all,

    What programming language are you the most proficient at?

    I thought this would be an interesting poll to run.
    Ive listed every language i can think of, plus a couple of related other areas.

    :thumbup:
     
  2. Elyzion

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    I'm not sure why HTML is up there, its not a programming language, its a markup language.
     
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    MWP

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    Yeah, i know... and neither is SQL or Shell scripting.
    But they are related, and some people are better at doing these than a "real" language, so i thought i would give the option.
     
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  4. Gecko

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    I speak better PHP than English :Paranoid:
     
  5. stuffisgood

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    I voted PHP. Pity I don't get to use it at work any more (Only C#)...

    Ah well, only 1.5 weeks to go at my current job anyway, then I'm off to be a Network Admin for something different.
     
  6. houseofzeus

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    You forgot COBOL, and no, I'm not joking.
     
  7. Soarer GT

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    Would you like a packet of razors?
     
  8. hyperstyle

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    Join the club. I had a wtf moment the other day. I had someone watch me when i was programming and debugging. They commented on the how they had no idea how i zipped around files to get to what i need so fast. Then i realised i can basically look at a page of php and within a second i know what it's doing. Now that is speed reading.
     
  9. Elyzion

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    I can do the same with C#.

    Well so long as the C# is written well.

    I hate reading VB.Net tho, someone at work had a problem trying to access a control from a base page for a master page. Base Master Page i guess you could call it.

    Anyway i had to write some VB for it....

    Dim txtSearchInput as TextBox = DirectCast(Me.FindControl("txtSearchInput), TextBox)

    If Not(txtSearchInput Is Nothing) AndAlso txtSearchInput.Text.Trim().Length > 0 Then
    ' Perform Search
    End If

    Holy crap i hate how it reads.

    C# just looks so much nicer and easier to read....

    TextBox txtSearchInput = (TextBox)this.FindControl("txtSearchInput");

    if (txtSearchInput != null && txtSearchInput.Text.Trim().Length > 0)
    {
    // Perform Search
    }
     
  10. Semi-Evolved

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    Java's my bread and butter at work, but ultimately all that makes me more "proficient" at it is more familiarity with the libraries that I'm using on a day to day basis.
     
  11. GumbyNoTalent

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  12. GumbyNoTalent

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    COBOL +1

    At least once a week I get asked to do COBOL contracts...
     
  13. houseofzeus

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    You can keep em I can afford to buy my own ;)
     
  14. Stinger

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    Shell scripting and SQL(I think) are turing complete at least.
    Edit : (bah beaten)
     
  15. jtsmorris

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    FORTRAN is also missing ....
     
  16. teegman

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    and Ruby for us who weren't born in the 50's ;)
     
  17. MiltonTheGoat

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    I like the "Plain C" option.
     
  18. vanjastar

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    I voted c++, even though I know so little of the STL library/language extensions that most of my C++ code turns out to be literally C with classes.
     
  19. martynh

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    I voted SQL since PL/SQL is also absent ...
     
  20. deepspring

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    You should have made the poll accept multiple entries, as there are a quite a few of us who are fluent in more than one programming language, and even programming paradigms (OOP, Functional, Logic, etc).
     

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