What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

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What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:54 PM

What Programming languages Do Professionals Use? I want to know what the big people learn, like the people who made firefox, google chrome and skype, I want to know what programming language they learned and made it with, Because I want to learn that and become a professional.

The only reason I put this post in section is because they don't have a topic for random questions.
so anyway can anyone please help?
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Re: What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:59 PM

First I'm going to move this to the Corner Cubical.

Now to your question, I believe those applications were probably created with C++ (though I could be wrong). Not to say it has to be C++, I could probably accomplish the same thing in C#, which is the language I use for 99% of my development work.
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:02 PM

Different languages are more applicable to different projects. No one language is used in the professional industry. That's why there exists so many different languages. So you have to adapt to whatever language makes your job the easiest and most efficient.
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:24 PM

Professionals use whatever language the project requires.
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:43 PM

View Postxclite, on 27 Aug, 2009 - 03:24 PM, said:

Professionals use whatever language the project requires.


What program language would adobe be using?
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Re: What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:55 PM

Adobe is a company...do you have a specific product you're inquiring about?

For example, Adobe Photoshop is written in C++.
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Re: What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:58 PM

View PostAmadeus, on 27 Aug, 2009 - 03:55 PM, said:

Adobe is a company...do you have a specific product you're inquiring about?

For example, Adobe Photoshop is written in C++.


Yes Im looking at adobe fireworks cs4
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:59 PM

Also written in C++
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 05:53 PM

Quite a lot of companies will use C++ for development. Now a days though, .NET languages are gaining popularity for Windows developers. If you would like to have a diverse portfolio to help you develop your applications and help you get a job I would recommend learning C#, for .NET programming, and C++. Both will be invaluable later on.
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Re: What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

Posted 27 August 2009 - 05:56 PM

Define professional:

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A person who belongs to a profession; A person who earns his living from a specified activity


So really, any language will be acceptable (assuming its not extinct, or going to be). If you get paid or belong in the profession, you are a professional.
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Re: What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

Posted 27 August 2009 - 06:57 PM

View PostSixOfEleven, on 27 Aug, 2009 - 04:53 PM, said:

Quite a lot of companies will use C++ for development. Now a days though, .NET languages are gaining popularity for Windows developers. If you would like to have a diverse portfolio to help you develop your applications and help you get a job I would recommend learning C#, for .NET programming, and C++. Both will be invaluable later on.


Yes please and thanks, I would like to have that portfolio, I want to be exstramly geeky at C# and then c++, I want to be the best
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Re: What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:15 PM

kudos for being optimistic and shooting for the moon. I know i have big dreams of learning lots of programming languages and being well versed. But it is quite a daunting task at first..

Do you have any prior programming experience? if not i suggest maybe starting with python or ruby...they are very beginner friendly.
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Re: What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:16 PM

C++ is probably the most widely used among common programs like Fireworks and Photoshop. C is used for operating systems. Yes, of you want to start a big program like said Adobe products, go for it. :)
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Re: What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:38 AM

Java is popular too. I plan on learning more languages, but I'm trying to just focus on mastering one language. That's what you should do too. There are a lot of aspects to programming though that you will most likely have to know, so getting to that level will be really tough and take lots of hard work and dedication. I mean, theres design, documentation, servers, networking, databasing, graphics, audio, etc. Working on mastering these will take lots of research in lots of different fields. Of course, they have specialists for those kinds of things, but you still have to know the basics so you know what to expect and how it interacts with your program.

Just don't ever give up. At times it will be hard, and your goals will seem impossible, but once you finally push past that wall, it's like a light has turned on and you wonder how you could ever have struggled. I can tell you now, most programmers are pretty arrogant and assholish, so be prepared for that. There's the language wars, and within that the IDE wars, OS wars, etc. Just keep to yourself and excel with what you feel comfortable with. Don't ever switch just because someone doesn't like your language/IDE/OS of preference. Stick it to the man! ;D
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Re: What Programming languages Do Professionals Use?

Posted 28 August 2009 - 07:47 AM

python is a good language to start with, easy to learn - powerful.
C++ & Java knowledge will help you adapt to pretty much any language out there IMHO
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