Best programming language

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  1. Kix

    Kix Jailbait tested, Milf approved

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    So what is the concensus as far as the most well rounded, easiest programming language?
     
  2. dexedrine

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    uhm, that's a horrible question. what are you going to be doing? have you ever programmed before? what do you want to do with it?
     
  3. SLED

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    Programming language should be chosen based on the need. Not the need dependant on the language.
     
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    there is no such thing as "best" programming language because every project needs different tools. A language like C/C++ might be extremely powerful but usually not the best choice because you can do the same thing in another language in half the time and effort.
     
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    Java and C# for me

    even though I like C/C++ I agree sometimes I feel it takes tons of code for something simple

    VB if your a newbie

    but it really depends what yuor trying to do, if your looking at programming kid software I say go with VB, or if your trying to write your own OS go with c/c++...heh
     
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    Bad question, but I enjoy Perl.
     
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    they are all the best!
     
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    But Not Asp!
     
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    hahah now delete this moronic thread
     
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    postwhore... Do you really need 8 posts to say absolutely nothing? :squint:

    C# and, to a lesser extent, Java suit my needs right now (MS Windows apps and web development).
     
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    wait nocera, java suits your needs for web development? your whole site is in asp... :squint:
     
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    My site has asp pages only for server side includes... For all web development I use C# (aspx extension).
     
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    so what do you use java for?
     
  22. Kix

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    it was a question for opinions, ive got java and c++ pretty down, but i was just curious what others thought, cus i love java.
     
  23. CyberBullets

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    bah all uneducated guesses :fawk:

    we all know ASM is where it is at. if you dont know ASM, your not a "real" programmer, your just a wanna be. :p
     
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    :fawk: ASP and all that crap... i prefer PHP :drool:
     
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    This question is much like "whats the best car?" There's a ton of good/great answers - it depends on what you want to do and whats available (same with cars).

    For me:

    DOS: C/C++ with Assembler (when talking to hardware if needed) and the app needs to be bullet proof.

    Windows: Like an actual Windows app with buttons and such, I know I resort to (ack!) VB. Its quick. Its dirty. I hate it (I love swearing at it though!). It usually works and gets the job done.

    Linux: C/C++ (command console apps)

    Console scripts (Linux/Windows): Perl and PHP (SH of course if its a small job). I'm finding PHP holds its own very very when run from the console and I'm really liking it (I've got it doing some hefty web log processing which requires it to FTP, web browse to a site to run a query and bring back results, perform regex on 20mb+ text files, then dump it all to MySQL).

    Web: I've done ASP (JScript style and a hint of VBScript (see VB comments) - no .NET as of this moment). I'm learning Java (trial by fire too!). I've done a lot with PHP. I've done a little bit with Perl and C/C++ as CGI. My favorite would be PHP. Its built to handle web chores and has a lot of goodies that help make your web processing easier. Java is nifty that you can do apps and applets, but it feels like its overkill for the web (its cute that you can do all this OO stuff, but all I need is an md5 hash and I've got to go find a reliable 3rd party for the code (or create it myself) - and thats kind of yucky - although thats my opinion).

    Language to learn first: This is a toss up. If you're in school, take a C++ class if you can. Some schools go right for Java and that works too. If you think web is the way to go, then PHP is great. If you think Microsoft's web angle is the way to go, then ASP or some flavor of .NET.
     

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