Best Programming Language

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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:28 AM

View PostbiggerB, on 22 July 2010 - 02:01 PM, said:

Try taking this quiz...
LINK


Haha :)

Here are my results:

You are Binary.
You are not human and go to great lengths to prove it.
You always know where you are and how you got there, but no one else does, ever.


-Frinny

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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:19 AM

I got Ruby. It's likely the most appropriate, considering this quiz predates Clojure.
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:23 AM

Apparently I'm PHP, as I constantly change the way I do things, which confuses the hell out of people.
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:26 AM

You poor, poor thing.
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:26 AM

Je prefaire la Java. <3

I got C# wtf?
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:36 AM

Now you're fair game for PsychoCoder. Be afraid.
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:38 AM

<a href="http://www.bbspot.com/News/2006/08/language_quiz.php"><img src="http://www.bbspot.com/Images/News_Features/2006/08/language/visualbasic.jpg" width="300" height="90"
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:33 AM

I got C# LOL maybe this is a sign.
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:45 AM

I got Prolog what the fuck? I've never even used it before.
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:46 AM

I got perl. All in all, I'm pretty happy with that.
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:17 PM

OMFG why why why do people insist on persistently asking this question when it has been answered so many times all over the internet and in this very forum? There's even a sticky post that pretty much preemptively answers it for anyone who cares to do a cursory search.
http://www.dreaminco...should-i-learn/

Search this forum. Search Google. There's no reason to continue asking this question unless you've read the other answers and they don't suffice.
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:38 PM

View PostProgrammist, on 23 July 2010 - 11:17 PM, said:

OMFG why why why do people insist on persistently asking this question when it has been answered so many times all over the internet and in this very forum? There's even a sticky post that pretty much preemptively answers it for anyone who cares to do a cursory search.
http://www.dreaminco...should-i-learn/

Search this forum. Search Google. There's no reason to continue asking this question unless you've read the other answers and they don't suffice.

Yeah, the answer is always ASM or binary!
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Re: Best Programming Language

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View PostDogstopper, on 08 July 2010 - 04:33 PM, said:

I agree with Psycho. There IS no best language. Some are better tools than others however. For learning programming, I normally suggest Python and Java as Java is commonly taught in schools and Python is easy. However, since you said you had background in C#, you ought to pursue that (though I have not had much experience with it myself). I prefer Java for various reasons that don't belong here.

However, those are just starter languages. If you want power in Software and games, C/C++, Java, and .NET are all powerful contenders. If you want a light language that allows for algorithmic development, I suggest Python or Ruby. For web-based programming, you can look into PHP or ASP! If you want a different paradigm that is truly the way of the future (in my opinion), I suggest a functional/LISP-based language like Clojure, Haskell, Scala, Erlang, and more.

Like I said, there is no best, but there is a best for the type of development that you are doing.

I myself really like python, but (it's probably just me) I find it hard to switch back to other languages again, since the code has to be written else (=>poor expression, I just mean in pyhon you don't use {} for functions but tabs etc)
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

I once created a programming language that allowed one to reference code from the distant past, dredging it into present time, and never even know that it did it.
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Re: Best Programming Language

Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:18 AM

View PostCruorAvis, on 08 July 2010 - 12:29 AM, said:

Quintessentially my question is, What is the best programming language(s) for a job at say Lockheed Martin and such and where should I begin? I appreciate everyone's opinion and help in this very much!

I know this is a bit old, but no one bothered to answer properly... let's see what Lockheed Martin uses... a few job listings:

Industry Job Title Java Developer, Senior - Lockheed Martin, Dallas, TX
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oftware Engineer
Standard Job Code/Title E1072:Software Engineer
Required skills - C, C++ and Java programming skills on a Linux based operating system
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Software Engineer - Test & Evaluation
Standard Job Code/Title E1073:Software Engineer Sr
Experience with JAVA or C++, and a working knowledge of Python is required.
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Software Engineer Sr Stf
Standard Job Code/Title E1075:Software Engineer Sr Stf
Required skills Command & Control Segment software sustainment experience required. Experience with at least one of the following software languages, utilities, or products: C++, MOTIF, Matlab, Labview, PL/SQL, Java, OS/Comet, STK, Scripting(PERL, KSH, BSH), Ada, Teluse, Oracle,UNIX, or Object oriented programming skills is required.
Desired skills It is highly desired that the candidate have previous GPS software maintenance experience. Sun OS, Solaris, ADA, UNIX shell scripting (ksh, csh) and UNIX Operating Systems (including vi) experience a plus. JOVIAL or Fortran experience is desireable.
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Software Engineer - Object Oriented Programming
Standard Job Code/Title E1074:Software Engineer Stf
Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
Experience in working with XML Schemas and XML Documents, XML schema creation.
Experience with .Net development. Experience in C#, ASP.NET and Web Services using .NET 3.0/3.5 frameworks (including Windows Communication Foundation).
Experience with Cold Fusion.

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etc.

As you can see, Java is heavily used. .Net(c#) is also used. C++ is probably also used. Another language that's a bit more specific to this industry (it's actually specific to RTOS's, not to one industry) is ADA. Its use has declined but it's still used.

View PostmonkeyC, on 17 July 2010 - 07:05 PM, said:

I think the buzz words of Ruby, Haskell and Clojure are the best!

Haskell and Clojure? I think it's bad idea to even list them in your resume, if you apply for an OOP-language position... FP advocates are notoriously bad at OOP and good programming practices... on the other hand if you rely only on FP languages for a job, you'll be unemployed for a very loooong time... possibly forever!
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