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People's preferred programming language?
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Question People's preferred programming language?

Recently I've been busy lurking around on the web trying to find my most suitable programming language. I stumbled upon PHP and began learning it, but after four days I started pondering, maybe other better alternatives do exist. I do know PHP is more widely used and considering money and job, I guess it's easier to find a job when talking about PHP.

However, I found information about Ruby and Ruby on Rails, and I am generally wondering, what programming are you using or really want to learn? Perl, Ruby, C, C++, PHP, etc.

Both related to web development and normal development <-- I really don't know what to call it. :(
12-10-2012 05:29 AM
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RE: People's preferred programming language?

PHP is a pretty good starting language except it's not strict at all. It's really useful if you're doing anything with web-development. I've been using C++ a lot because that's what we're using in college. I would stay away from C/C++ unless you need to learn it for fast programs/non web based shit/ or whatever. It's not too hard to learn, though, and I guess if you're going into the field it's good to know... Or at least be familiar with.

Python is my shit though. Pretty easy to learn and useful as all fuck. Would recommend.

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People's preferred programming language?

Yes, I've heard that Python is basically a language you should learn because it's easy and fun, and many top programmer don't learn it because it's gonna earn them a lot of money from the use or popularity for that matter, but it reaaal fun.
I've read and heard on various sites and YouTube.
I've also decided to give Ruby a try it seems like fun Biggrin
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RE: People's preferred programming language?

Also python is used in a lot of professional environments... It's not just "fun" or w/e, it's a pretty powerful language too, and can be used in web based shit too. And stuff. So don't shy away from it on that basis... Haven't heard much about ruby except some dude who kept saying "Fuck ruby". But he was a pen-tester so w/e.

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RE: People's preferred programming language?

Eh, dunno about 'preferred', but mainly I program in C++ and assembly (most of what I do now is time-sensitive, the assembly is for PIC chips*).

I don't really program for fun anymore, but my first language was C++, my preferred language later was Python. If I just had to throw something together quick I'd probably use Java (I know) because I have experience with it from classes and I think simple file I/O and GUI stuff is easier than in C++.

*You can program PIC chips in C, but I don't think it's significantly easier because you still have to think about what you're doing on a more or less instruction-by-instruction basis.

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Java is my preference. It's the only one I know, but it works.

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Ruby sounds like the language for me, I've started learning it and we'll see how it goes. PHP wasn't really for me, I didn't like it unfortunately.
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Good luck and stuff

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Just today I learned how to make 2d images in Java. It's actually really simple.

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(12-13-2012 08:44 AM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  Good luck and stuff

Thanks!
DoA that great to hear! Smile
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ML/Prolog/Lisp. Because I'm a theorist by practice, and nothing beats the elegance of a good program written in those languages.

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RE: People's preferred programming language?

(12-10-2012 05:29 AM)LiptomaticMate Wrote:  Recently I've been busy lurking around on the web trying to find my most suitable programming language. I stumbled upon PHP and began learning it, but after four days I started pondering, maybe other better alternatives do exist. I do know PHP is more widely used and considering money and job, I guess it's easier to find a job when talking about PHP.

However, I found information about Ruby and Ruby on Rails, and I am generally wondering, what programming are you using or really want to learn? Perl, Ruby, C, C++, PHP, etc.

Both related to web development and normal development <-- I really don't know what to call it. :(
I have learned Visual basic and is very easy to learn i also try to learn C++ but hadn't had time
And i know HTML as well
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I can do HTML. I plan to learnPython sometime.
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I'm fluent in HTML and CSS, I really want to learn PHP this summer.
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