What's your favorite programming language

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  1. Brandon

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    I'm guessing PHP is going to be the winner around here but let's see what everyone says anyway. :P

    What's your favorite programming language?
    I've been coding in more and more .NET the last 3 years, it's moving up the ladder for me. We use VB at work, I want to get more comfortable with C# and possibly F and D, I see great things happening with them.

    What's your favorite?
     
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    I am in the process of learning C# but right now the language that I am most comfortable in is PHP and it is the one that I used to build my own forum.
     
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    Mine right now would be php. It use to be vb6. I plan on getting back into PC development soon though. ;-)
     
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    My favorite coding language is Autohotkey. Which, most probably would not consider a language LOL But, I also code alot in PHP and C#. I have been meaning to learn more of C++. Just laziness and such. The biggest problem of any coder is always motivation. Sometimes it is really hard to find any :(
     
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    I think C# is great b/c it has been invented by the Delphi guy (from Borland).

    My favorite programming languages are C, C++, Perl and assembly language, in that order! ;)

    If I had to write a web service, I wouldn't use PHP ... I'd use either Perl, C or C++ (or assembly language if the CPU architecture it runs on is fixed ;) ).
     
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    Cut my teeth on FORTRAN. Then it was C and Assembly when I interned at IBM. I dabbled with Basic, qBasic and visual basic. Now if I doing any serious coding it's with C++. If it's hobby web work I'll hack away with PHP. For contract work it's all VB.Net or C#.

    Favorite language? Whatever it takes to get the job done although I still love C.
     
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    FORTRAN rocks! :)

    BTW, do you still like it? Have you tried a modern FORTRAN compiler yet? I bet you could do even web programming with it (at least CGI based stuff, but Apache modules would be possible too, I bet).
     
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    Haven't touched it in years. Last time I programmed anything with it was on a IBM 704 and all program data was input on a keypunch machine and then a card reader would read it into the computer and the computer would compile and run the program. Syntax wise it was sort of a mix of assembly and raw machine code.

    I doubt you could do any web stuff with it. It was designed to run on super computers and the code is compiled and run independent of the OS.
     
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    Wow, the IBM 704 was a nice machine. Coincidentally, I have some information about it in my vintage computer files. :)

    How so? FORTRAN was among the first high-level programming languages. Or did your compiler suck so bad you had to use inline assembly?

    You're kidding, right? Of course I was ref erring to modern FORTRAN! :D Modern compilers are available for any platform. OpenWatcom for instance has an F 77 compiler. GNU FORTRAN might implement more recent standards.

    Besides, all you need to write a CGI program is text output, and the ability to read environment variables. :D
     
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    FORTRAN was the first programming language. I had my first hands on experience with it in high school when they opened the first computer lab in any school in the Chicago area and then again in college. That was in the early seventies. Back then the computers were as big as the room they were in.

    Speaking of old vintage computers. One of my hobbies is collecting and restoring vintage computers. Right now I have 2 AT&T 5620's and an IBM 5150. I also have an Atari 800, a Vic 20, Commodore 64 and an Apple 2e all in working order. I have a workshop that is filled with parts.
     
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    It was the early eighties for me. They had already decommissioned the old computers, but we still had an old punch card reader/writer in our class room, along with several Apple IIe's networked to a 5 MB hard drive. :D

    We used UCSD Pascal. It was pretty neat. In our spare time we wrote games in assembly language and Pascal on those boxes. :D

    At home, I had a VIC 20, and an Apple II clone with M 68k add-on board (it ran CP/M-68k) that my brother had built, for some time. :)

    Nice! :) I wish I had an Atari 800 or an Apple II. I do have a Commodore 64, a C-16 and a Plus/4 in working order. Also an Amiga 1200. l also have boxes full of parts. Sadly, I don't have a VIC-20 currently.
     
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    My favorite is html + php coding. They are so fun to use, and I'm still learning it myself and experimenting.

    xHysteria.
     
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    I work as an assistant engineer for a software company. We use Python. Though the programming I do is really basic. It works though. :P

    Although, CSS isn't a programming language, it is truly a beautiful invention!
     
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    My most recent assignment needs me to learn aspx and c#... Yikes. I have been an open source PHP coder since years now and now the transition... guess it is going to be tough... what do you guys think?
     
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    It's not to bad for some to transition between PHP and .NET, even between vb and c# they still have similar methodologies.
     
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    I like c# and the all of my newer applications are written in it.

    Prior to that I used c++ for them

    I wrote my first .net website in c# and then realized I like this language and started doing the windows apps in it too.
     
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    I am keeping my fingers crossed as my updating the skills starts this 25th. I have asked my client to arrange for someone who can help me out in case I get confused and land up in a mess...
     
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    My favorite programming language is Processing. It's really easy to get things done using it. I use it every time I got the opportunity.

    For the web I use PHP.
     
  19. shylock

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    How is Java not listed here yet?

    I have been programming in Java for almost 6 years now. I love the fact that knowing Java will give us access to build applications using frameworks that are built using Java. Android apps, for instance, can be developed using Java.

    I have heard and read quite a bit about how powerful Python is. Maybe I should start to get familiar with it.
     
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    Python is my general favorite, with PHP being my favorite for web dev. It's just such a clean and easy to use language. It's also really easy to pick up if you've never programmed before. I can use it for math work, web projects, automation and just about anything else I can think of.
     

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