What is your favorite programming language?

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  1. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 12 years ago

    I personally enjoy writing in Ruby, but I also enjoy Perl. I have tried Python, but only a little but of it so I can't really say whether or not I like it.

    I had to translate a PHP script into Ruby so I had to learn enough PHP to understand what the script did. From what I learned, I didn't really care for it, but I think that's a hasty thought as I really learned what I needed to figure out what the script did.

    What are your favorite programming languages? Which are ones you don't particularly care for?

    1. Abdul Muqeet Khan profile image43
      Abdul Muqeet Khanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      C++  that the language i love the most

    2. shwetha123 profile image61
      shwetha123posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      C++ and visual basic

    3. nifwlseirff profile image92
      nifwlseirffposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have a soft spot for C, as I taught it at uni for many years, but I preferred using C++ (because it is object oriented). I do like Perl for quick hacking - especially for CGI scripts on websites, or for parsing text-based files.

      I never particular cared for LISP - I could not get my brain around the semantics or the syntax. And MIPS (assembly language) was just plain tedious, but straightforward.

  2. skyfire profile image80
    skyfireposted 12 years ago

    Language agnostic here so i don't have extreme opinion about any language. I prefer to get work done quickly.

    If i have to list favorite languages without being too touchy then this is what i can think of.


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    annamnaraposted 12 years ago

    c proramming and assembly programming and system C

  4. Extinct Soul profile image61
    Extinct Soulposted 12 years ago

    C# and visual basic lol

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    mtsi1098posted 12 years ago

    shell programming - my favorite is anything using the bash or ksh in linux or unix

    1. Sally's Trove profile image79
      Sally's Troveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      FORTRAN and BASIC *smiles*

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        mtsi1098posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        it has been too long for me in fortran but basic i enjoyed very much

      2. SimeyC profile image88
        SimeyCposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Aww man I was going to say that - what about Turbo Pascal and Turbo Basic.

        What is really funny is that I wrote a Fortran emulator in Turbo Basic back in the 80s for a school project!

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    soniacharanposted 12 years ago


  7. ershruti304 profile image60
    ershruti304posted 12 years ago


  8. crockpotcooking profile image57
    crockpotcookingposted 12 years ago

    I earn my living writing PHP code.
    That is what I am best at. I also use databases and SQL.
    Javascript for all possible "sick" employer's ideas :-)

    Lately I started to learn Java. It seems much more advanced than anything I encountered so far, and as equally complicated.

    Back, some decade ago I started with Python and shortly after that initial playing moved to ASP (VBscript).
    However, I abandoned plain PHP coding and now happily use CI framework.

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    zEric7xposted 12 years ago

    I tried learning to program C++ once but that was not something I got into very well.

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    andycoolposted 12 years ago

    C++ and VB. smile

  11. Julester profile image38
    Julesterposted 12 years ago

    VB.Net for me.

  12. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    In terms of what I use most often, Perl.

    In terms of gooey eyed love, assembly.  Have you read "The Zen of Assembly Language"?  A bit dated now but still grabs me.

  13. herFlick profile image61
    herFlickposted 12 years ago

    well my first programming language was VB 6.0  big_smile I still love VB
    but my real love is c++
    and my lover is PHP big_smile

  14. web-tools profile image41
    web-toolsposted 12 years ago


  15. jponiato profile image87
    jponiatoposted 12 years ago


  16. Java Programs profile image58
    Java Programsposted 12 years ago

    Well my favorite language is Java .... I even write hubs about Java Programming language ...

  17. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 12 years ago

    Well this amateur only knows html...I know that isn't programming and felt overwhelmed with all the choices when trying to figure out which one would be easiest to learn.

    1. skyfire profile image80
      skyfireposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      HTML 5 is pretty much an improvement today. In fact it is replacing Flash on many websites.

  18. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 12 years ago

    I have to agree with skyfire, here. I would move to consider HTML to be a programming language nowadays.

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'll third that and we'll dispense with a vote: it is.

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    pixnumposted 11 years ago

    My favorites are :

    1. HTML
    2. Visual Basic
    3. PHP

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    mikeydcarroll67posted 11 years ago

    Ruby on Rails and Objective C. Sometimes the occasional TI-basic.

  21. TheITNinja profile image61
    TheITNinjaposted 11 years ago

    A Clarification Ladies and Gentlemen HTML is not a programming language.

    As far as I know it has never been turning complete. It is however a mark-up language.

    The Ones I Love/Like (and used)

    * C#
    * F#
    * Python
    * Javascript
    * LISP
    * XSLT
    * T-SQL
    * MATLAB
    * PHP
    * VB6
    * VBScript
    * C/C++
    * x86 Assembly (very little)

    and maybe a few others...

    The Ones I hate

    * Java


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