What languages do people prefer to code in?

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  1. chiquee

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    Personally, I used to really like C, but everything's Java and in comparison to C, it's much easier and you can do more stuff. Touched on COBOL (arghghg) and currently SQL.

    So I guess Java's my answer, although I have yet to program commercially with it.
     
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    Python good for useless programs, wouldn't really consider sql as a programming language as such? , i get sick of java, need c++ for graphics stuff... php has pretty simple integration with mysql for webdriven stuff in my book anyway, haven't tried asp.net or c# or those so can't say.... but i guess what im getting at is it all depends on what the purpose of the "program" is.
     
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    Okay, let's refine the question.
    Which language do you think offers you greater satisfaction in being a programmer? I'm not really asking for advice in what language is good for what because I can figure that out myself, but on a personal level, what language do you like above others?

    I like Java because I got to code some cool GUIs with it rather than drag-n-drop and enjoyed it. :)

    Its interesting to know what others like...
     
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    Just a suggestion..but you should turn this into a poll. Would be alot more user friendly. :D

    Anyway.....Im still pretty new to programming.....did a tiny bit of python and c++ before I started this C# course. Out of the three....I prefer C++. :thumbup:
     
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    I don't really want to create a poll because i'm not that interested in statistics..more of why people like the language(s) they like or why they don't like something.

    The whys basically. :D
     
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    C++, I didnt mind using once I figured out how to debug programs more effectively. It'll probably be my favourite simply because I'm most familiar with it.

    I think at university though I enjoyed writing the programs I wrote in Matlab 6 more than anything else I wrote.

    Lately I've been learning a bit of Labview which although I'm not as comfortable with the level of control I'm afforded, its pretty groovy and easy to get what you want done.
     
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    polls are the best. instead of reading though all the posts and see what peoples choices are I can just do a vote. then see the results and go "ahh yep" then maybe read a few posts if i can be buggered. :p
     
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    I haven't touched code for a while...missing it a bit.

    Been working a lot with custom languages that's similar to SQL an C combined.

    Hoping to get some Java experiences soon though.:)
     
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    hmm...maybe...currently at work. can't be bothered now.
     
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    I've programmed in more languages that I'd like to mention :p . At the moment I'm learning ASP.Net and I'm impressed by it. It has most of the stuff Java's had for years, and you have a choice of a few languages - I'm doing it in VB.Net. So that gets my thumbs up for now.
     
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    I do most of my commercial programming in VB.NET (Windows apps and ASP.NET). I might change this to C# over time, but I have co-workers who are fluent in only VB to consider.

    For my toy projects I use all sorts of stuff, but my main focus is currently C++. I haven't done any serious code in C++ though, so I'm uber rusty. I used to have good skills in C once, but I haven't used them in 10 years...
     
  12. Bangers

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    C is my personal favourite, but for work I prefer Java, purely for it's cleanness and it's an easier language to work with in a project with multiple programmers.

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    In terms of what gives me the most aesthetic pleasure to code in, I would have to say either Haskell or Perl. However, they rapidly become unwieldy for anything larger than throwaway programs. Probably Java for large scale projects.

    Prolog is also quite funky.

    C sucks serious ass.
     
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    In terms of what gives me the most aesthetic pleasure to code in, I would have to say either Haskell or Perl. However, they rapidly become unwieldy for anything larger than throwaway programs. Probably Java for large scale projects.

    Prolog is also quite funky.

    C sucks serious ass.
     
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    Well I know more about Java than anything else so I would have to go with Java. I dont like VB. I havnt done enough of C++ to have an opinion on it, Pascal use to be good, but that is all but dead. I just wish Java allowed for multiple inheritence, interfaces and inner classes become a pain in the ass after a while
     
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    Perl.

    If I _have_ too, I'll use Inline.pm module to write Inline C or Inline Java (to hook into external C or Java stuff), but given the choice, I'll write in Perl.

    (though I'm seriously considering getting back into Java just so I can write apps for the phone...)

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    Most profficient in Java and PHP, just because I've had the most experience in those. I like to dabble a bit in C (when programming for unix) and C++ (when programming for Windows).
     
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    I prefer to code in the language that will give me the best result for my current task. No loyalty here.
     
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  20. k0ncept0ne

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    I like coding in Python the most, because it allows me to do pretty much anything C++ can and with a lot more ease, and I'm churning out working code basically as fast as I can type. I also find it the most fun to code in, and the easiest to read/maintain. After that probably Scheme, couldn't tell you why, I just think it's an interesting/fun language.

    I think you should make a new thread, "which language do you like the least and why?", it would make for an interesting discussion :)
     
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