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#1 Majestic

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:53 AM

What is your favorite programming language(s), If you are a web designer then i undertand that ASP or PHP, CSS and HTML all are your favorite as they are all neccessary. I'm a web designer, so i need not say more.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:20 AM

Web designer by profession - though we use ASP instead of PHP.
C# hands down - elegant and clean. I'm a sucker for curly brace languages.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:25 AM

Web designer by profession - though we use ASP instead of PHP.
C# hands down - elegant and clean. I'm a sucker for curly brace languages.


Oh, should have added ASP. Personally, I don't like ASP, Wayyyy to MS. Although it's a great language, It's just not for me. Right now I'm working on a huge project, My own forum software. It's gonna have more features and more setting (But still easy to use however) than MyBB, It's gonna be called EchoBB, what do you think of the name?

I love the signature BTW.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:30 AM

Honestly, most of my "programming" is making edits to php or javascript/ajax anymore. I learned a bit of C# and VB a few years back, and a bit of Ruby on Rails. Javascript is probably my favorite, at least for the little stuff I do. It's easy to type up and quick to check to see if it works properly.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:52 AM

Actual programming? I prefer Java. Scripting is a tossup between PHP or Python. I like how intuitive Python is, but the whitespace shit is just annoying.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:02 AM

Python gave me a headache when I tried it. That was like '04 though, maybe I just didn't have a decent understanding then.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

Oh, should have added ASP. Personally, I don't like ASP, Wayyyy to MS. Although it's a great language, It's just not for me. Right now I'm working on a huge project, My own forum software. It's gonna have more features and more setting (But still easy to use however) than MyBB, It's gonna be called EchoBB, what do you think of the name?

I love the signature BTW.

I wasn't big on ASP before I started here, but honestly, I've fallen in love with it. PHP is fairly sluggish in comparison and a lot less secure - not to say the language is worthless, it's free, open source and distributable (you know you can't spell for shit when spell check doesn't even know what you're talking about) on free platforms.

Though most of our stuff is classic ASP so any point I made up there is fairly moot...

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:53 AM

Actual programming? I prefer Java. Scripting is a tossup between PHP or Python. I like how intuitive Python is, but the whitespace shit is just annoying.

Interpreted languages are real programming too!

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

Interpreted languages are real programming too!


I agree.

Programming. A Program, as you know is a piece of software that does something whether it say hello or be it a forum software. In the end, programming is required to make software. So if a forum software is software, then you must be programming to make it.

Yes it's a programming language made with another programming language however, Usually C, but it is still code, and when you compile the code it makes a program. So really, PHP is just a way of getting C to work over the internet. If you think about it, The only "real" programming is binary, as that is what C, PHP, and whatever language you can think of. So PHP AND C are both shorthands for binary code. Binary code was probably how they first started, As you know everything has to come from something.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

C++ ^-^ it's enormously powerful and from little I understand of it, it's relatively good at doing damned near everything. Unfortunately, I can't make head nor tail of it yet so I'm going to have to work my way up from Python.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:20 PM

Interpreted languages are real programming too!

Well, yeah they are. There's just that layer of abstraction where the interpreter lies. I mean it's not like it's any easier to write code for a language that doesn't compile - I just like to differentiate between them.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:34 AM

Golgotha, C++ was the first object oriented language that really took off, so it's kinda like how apple devices have about 2 to 3 times the apps because they were the first to really do the app store right. There have been more libraries written in C++ so a whole lot more can be done with it. However, the reason people push java/C# is because there are certain aspects of c/c++ level programming that are just plain monotonous and inhibitively cumbersome to deal with. (i.e. memory management). It feels good to be able to understand on a nuts and bolts level what's going on, which is why, as an educational pursuit, C++ is great. However, for stability and rapid development , c# and java will move you SO much faster that c++ just doesn't make sense for application programming anymore. However, if you're looking to say something superfluously nerdy that will also appeal to the masses, c++ has become one of the go to subjects.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:41 AM

That's not entirely true. For lower level operations, and times when you have to deal with memory management, being able to use C++ or C is a necessity. For most enterprise development you'd never use either of them, though.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:31 AM

At the moment I've only worked with Python and C++. So far I'm liking Python apart from the whitespace, it's so easy and simple. And it's also relatively powerful! I'm planning to learn Java after I master Python and then work my way on towards C# and hopefully make some sweet games <3

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

If you know C++, C# and Java shouldn't be too far off for you.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

I remember my first programming language was GML, the feature embedded in Game Maker. I loved them curly brackets and I'll be looking forward to seeing them again!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:36 AM

Ruby. Hands the fuck down.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

So C# and Java, not C++, well, I know it's up to interpretation, but this is the most straightforward answer I've ever gotten from an internet community, and shit, I've asked arounda lot! =D

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

Anyone dabbled with Lua? I see it around a lot in the gaming industry. It must be a very gaming oriented language.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

I have tinkered with it a bit from WoW addons, not enough to even pretend to know anything about it though.
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