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Best Programming Language?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by ivanfitzy, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. ivanfitzy

    ivanfitzy Junior Member

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    What is the best programming language and why?
    What are its uses?
    How many languages do you know and what are they?

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  2. bluehatface

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    Malbolge -it's pointer manipulation is second to none.
     
  3. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    Depends on what you want to do. The question is too generic to answer. That would be like asking what condiments are the best on food. Mustard for Pizza?
     
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    Panther28 Elite Member

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    qbasic, its a classic!
     
  5. seeplusplus

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    I recomend Assemby for creating web pages, and CSS for the low level stuff.

    Seriously though, the choice in language stems from the job needing doing.
     
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    Freeopkiller Junior Member

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    LOL. I honestly can not remember the last time i've seen basic or qbasic mentioned, holy crap!
    The good ol'days.
     
  7. rockme12

    rockme12 Regular Member

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    I heard a lot of things about java. Not javascript, java.

    That is what I am learning right now.
     
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    kajzersoze Registered Member

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    It depends what are your needs, do you want to programs for desktop applications or web apps

    - Java - for more demanding tasks
    -PHP - web programming
    -ASP - web programming if you want to pay for licence
    Desktop
    -C++,C#,Delphi,VS etc
    and much more
     
  9. n0money

    n0money Newbie

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    wtf. no one recommended brainfuck?
     
  10. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    For me it is PHP only ( and a bit of nodejs may be).. PHP is like a religion to me. I can't change it :)

    P.S. now don't start a debate on whether or not PHP is a programming language lol.
     
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    The question is too broad. maybe you really have no idea on how programming works but that's fine, the best thing you did is asked. I'll make it simple as possible to explain it to you. :)

    Programming is the same as learning a new dialect or language, you should consider learning the dialect or language based on the location that you are currently in.

    Learn programming based on your needs. either you want to develop a website, a mobile application, or a desktop applications. there is no 'the best programming language', but the 'appropriate programming language for the job'.

    I hope i made it clear for you. :)
     
  12. TrafficWizard

    TrafficWizard Junior Member

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    There is no *best.
    There are few good ones for specific *task *job depends on what are you coding, and as it is you can merge some languages, add scripting languages etc. so it's still a question with no correct answer.

    How many languages ? ~9 / 6 good / 3 optional can do stuff / it's a mix with software development and web development, but anyone who can "master" one language can grasp other languages pretty fast :)
     
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    xNotch Registered Member

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    No real best language just best language for the job

    * C++/C - When in need of maximum speed (use case: large amount of number crunching)
    * Python/Ruby - Need to prototype/write script quickly and speed isn't a big issue (use case: webscraping)
    * Java - Portable. Need something to run in multiple operating systems (Linux/Windows/OSX)
    * Javascript/HTML - website design
     
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    johnkey5 Newbie

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    Each language must be used for their own purposes. Universal does not exist
     
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    You can do ASP.Net without a license.

    Just install & activate on a VPS ;)
     
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    Use code you wrote before on a desktop app, instant profit!
     
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    I like python, it's easy and clean, cross platform, tons of libraries to save you time...
     
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    The best programming language is that which provides you a good profit with good experience. I know PHP and HTMl and I'm using these languages to build sites for clients and getting profit.
     
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    Python and Ruby are the most modern general purpose languages.