What is best programming language?

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To me PHP easy to learn and handle...
What is best programming language according to you and why it is?
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  • Profile picture of the author dawida
    I think different programming languages provide different functionalities needed, it is dependent on the requirement , which programming language to use.
    For example for interacting with system or in linux we can say kernel , C is the best option.
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  • Profile picture of the author tellymaxx
    Many programming languages are there which in todays time have a great importance. Well PHP and C++ are some of mine favorite programming language.
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  • Profile picture of the author Boudewijn
    I don't think there is such a thing as "best programming language". What IS there is such a thing as "what developer can create what you need, using the development tools (s)he is using..."
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    I think C and C++ is the best programming language .
    Those language is my favorite.
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  • Profile picture of the author doozign
    PHP is my favorite programing to make web apps. But recently i learn to make desktop apps using adobe air.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    I like Visual Basic,
    This is my favorite language and I think this one is the best programming language for graphic software.
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  • Profile picture of the author lonnylot
    There is no best language. Only a best language for what you need to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Earnie Boyd
    Advertising post. This has been asked many times before. Why not post your opinion on one of them? Oh, I see, it is because you wanted to add tags that matched your signature. Who are you trying to fool?
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  • Profile picture of the author donKiller
    depends on what you are trying to achieve, and to all who mentioned php, php is not programming language, its a scripting language.

    C, C++ are very core and once you learn that you can master C# and java because they all are similar to C++
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    • Profile picture of the author lonnylot
      Originally Posted by donKiller View Post

      depends on what you are trying to achieve, and to all who mentioned php, php is not programming language, its a scripting language.

      C, C++ are very core and once you learn that you can master C# and java because they all are similar to C++
      I think it is more accurate to say PHP isn't a compiled language. Using the Wikipedia definition of programming language scripting languages count as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author hoffman
    I must say that different programming languages provide different functionalities, still C++ is the best for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    I like C++ and it's my favorite.
    Everyday i try to learn something new from online tutorial about C++.
    I want to be shine with this language.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenzik
    Originally Posted by JHONYY1 View Post

    To me PHP easy to learn and handle...
    What is best programming language according to you and why it is?
    I am not going to read all the replies and so this might be covered. I am a software engineer in my real life (15+ years).

    There is no such thing as a best programming language.

    A programming language is nothing more than a tool.

    Someone might claim PHP is the best language. But if you are writing real-time graphic intensive video games like Diablo 3, you'll quickly find PHP sucks.

    The real question is, what are you trying to accomplish, and what are is criteria for success?

    There are a lot of characteristics of a language that matter depending on what you are trying to accomplish. In the aforementioned example regarding Diablo 3, the criteria for success is high-frame rates in high resolutions that take advantage of hardware.

    For a website like Plenty of Fish, it might be performance and stability (after it supports millions of users).

    For a site that gets 1000 users per month, performance is less of an issue.

    Finally, a language still can't get all the credit.

    Even the best of languages can be destroyed by the programmer that uses them.

    In short, there is no best. Only the right one for the right job given your goals.
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    • Profile picture of the author spidy04361
      According to me, Java is the best programing language. This particular language has a very bright scope in the programming field. There are many software companies in the market, which use this language for making software and games as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frankie B Frank
      Originally Posted by kenzik View Post

      I am not going to read all the replies and so this might be covered. I am a software engineer in my real life (15+ years).

      There is no such thing as a best programming language.

      A programming language is nothing more than a tool.

      Someone might claim PHP is the best language. But if you are writing real-time graphic intensive video games like Diablo 3, you'll quickly find PHP sucks.

      The real question is, what are you trying to accomplish, and what are is criteria for success?

      There are a lot of characteristics of a language that matter depending on what you are trying to accomplish. In the aforementioned example regarding Diablo 3, the criteria for success is high-frame rates in high resolutions that take advantage of hardware.

      For a website like Plenty of Fish, it might be performance and stability (after it supports millions of users).

      For a site that gets 1000 users per month, performance is less of an issue.

      Finally, a language still can't get all the credit.

      Even the best of languages can be destroyed by the programmer that uses them.

      In short, there is no best. Only the right one for the right job given your goals.
      Great reply! I'm currently looking at programming options, one for a "website" (I guess your POF example falls in here) & the other for something which is more of an online "app".

      Currently considering Ruby (rails) for the app...maybe Python, although Ruby is tugging harder!

      Also considering Ruby for the website (it will integrate with the app) however still open to php.

      Have (nearly) ruled out anything on Microsoft due to potential costs...which is strange as my partner is building an advanced wirefame / basic prototype using .net

      It's a head-pickler for a non-developer as you never really know what (who!!!) is best. Who is the architect & who are the brick-layers?
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  • Profile picture of the author mcygnet
    Hello..
    If your professional,then i would like to suggest you .Net frame work because its strongly follows OOp's concept and it is platform independent too..
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackWar
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    PHP obviously my favorite too,
    but I've started my journey with C & C++.
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  • Profile picture of the author JKinakin
    My wife wants to learn programming and I'd like her to get
    into mobile apps for iphone. android, ipad, etc. If different types
    of programming language are for specified applications, what
    type of programming would the development of mobile apps use?

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author gladiolus
    I personally suggest java... Because nowadays java is "everywhere"... Developed by sun micro system, which is now the top competitor of Microsoft.
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  • Profile picture of the author codefish
    Best in speed/memory - C, C++
    Best in cross platform - Java
    Best for agile development of web applications - PHP, Ruby, Python
    Best for MS Desktop applications - C#
    Best for Apple - Objective-C
    ...
    Best for everything - Not invented yet

    However, the language is not so important. You can learn one's syntax quickly. More important and difficult to learn is the framework.
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    • Profile picture of the author michael0109
      Originally Posted by codefish View Post

      Best in speed/memory - C, C++
      Best in cross platform - Java
      Best for agile development of web applications - PHP, Ruby, Python
      Best for MS Desktop applications - C#
      Best for Apple - Objective-C
      ...
      Best for everything - Not invented yet

      However, the language is not so important. You can learn one's syntax quickly. More important and difficult to learn is the framework.
      I agree with your talk
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  • Profile picture of the author Paavo
    My favorite programming languages is PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    i prefer Java, now a days most of the sites are on java based.
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  • Profile picture of the author developerholic
    IMO, there is no "best" programming language but Java is leading right now mostly because it could run on any device.

    I believe that it depends on the client's requirements. I like Java but sometimes I code in PHP whenever the requirements is not that "heavy duty"
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hirely
    My favorite language is C# because it's a best for MS Desktop applications.
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  • Profile picture of the author colnovationtech
    PHP is quite easy programming language and the concept of PHP is easy to learn and i also like to work on PHP
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  • Profile picture of the author VirtuaSoft
    C of course its the most powerful you can even code hardware I learn some
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  • Profile picture of the author shantanu
    PHP and ASP.net is the best one actually to do any sort f programming, supports dynamic behaviour of any website and its plateform independency is too good.
    Easy to learn and implement with new security features.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nifty62
    I'm a firm believer that there is no "best" programming language.

    It's all in what needs to be done and the skill of the person using the language.

    I love PHP. I found it easy to pick up and the syntax very understandable even when I was just starting out. JavaScript on the other hand boggles my mind and I just can't seem to pick it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author try_hard_samurai
    CodeFish nailed the question.

    Javascript is poised to have a larger role with its Node.js framework which can be used to replace PHP on the server side. It's a far cry from being mainstream, although some notable sites are beginning to using it these days.

    You can even use JS to script high end video games with the Unity game engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author edward2011
    C++ is the best programming language to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author chadha
    i think C++ and PHP are very easy language .
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    • Profile picture of the author TheApex
      In my opinion, C# is the best for desktop applications, but for websites I still prefer PHP.
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      • Profile picture of the author Hania12
        C, C++, Java, J2E, .Net this also best programming language.....
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  • Profile picture of the author seopunter
    It really depends what you want to develop if you want to develop web applications then you can go for asp.net or php
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  • Profile picture of the author bdbloggerz
    Python is much easier............
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgmortonpm
      best programing language is c.c is basic programing language.c language is very large language. it is very famous language.C language syntax is also clear and use of pointer is very powerful tools.
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  • Its depending on the type of work you are going to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author K Meier
    Whenever I see someone asking for "best programming language" I feel like slapping him. It's like asking "what is the best sport". There is no "best", you have to look at what you want to accomplish first and then see what options you have. Who ever is obsessed with those questions about "best sport, best movie, best video game, best car, best country, best programming language", is either 14 years old or has no life experience.
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