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What programming languages should be taught in High School or above?

Survey period: 27 Oct 2014 to 3 Nov 2014

Choose all you think help teach the philosophy, design and patterns required for someone to truly understand programming.

OptionVotes% 
C#1,49254.91
C or C++1,53056.31
COBOL893.28
Haskell1324.86
Java1,00837.10
Javascript87432.17
MATLAB2147.88
Python62723.08
Ruby1917.03
Scheme682.50
Other37513.80
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralRe: As a primary C++. But Pin
Wonde Tadesse31-Oct-14 16:11
professionalWonde Tadesse31-Oct-14 16:11 
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BotReject1-Nov-14 2:10
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GeneralDelphi or Pascal why is it missing ? Pin
Baron Software28-Oct-14 14:00
Baron Software28-Oct-14 14:00 
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Joezer BH28-Oct-14 22:50
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Baron Software29-Oct-14 4:23
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GeneralObvious Missing Entry Pin
crazedDotNetDev28-Oct-14 11:36
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PJ Arends28-Oct-14 13:00
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crazedDotNetDev28-Oct-14 13:23
crazedDotNetDev28-Oct-14 13:23 
I had the same experience on a TRS 80. I like the old BASIC for the very first classes, but I’d fear losing students once they grasp the fundamentals. I feel we’d need a way to go from BASIC to the web and/or mobile apps to keep general interest; and that’s quite a jump. At least with VB, mono can be used to bridge web/mobile/desktop apps while utilizing the same skillsets.

Maybe BASIC -> VB.net is a good path. They’ll learn the old-school fundamentals then ease into more modern practices. Along the way they’ll see the industry’s logical progression. Once they get a strong handle of modern concepts in VB.net they can then branch to C/C++, C#, F#, Python, Ruby, etc... more easily.
- great coders make code look easy

- When humans are doing things computers could be doing instead, the computers get together late at night and laugh at us. - ¿Neal Ford?

GeneralRe: Obvious Missing Entry Pin
ormonds28-Oct-14 14:00
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GeneralSQL! Pin
Duncan Edwards Jones28-Oct-14 11:17
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Member 1094882828-Oct-14 12:06
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GeneralA language actually suitable for teaching Pin
Dan Sutton28-Oct-14 8:43
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GeneralRe: A language actually suitable for teaching Pin
FIorian Schneidereit28-Oct-14 15:47
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Dan Sutton29-Oct-14 7:26
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RASPeter28-Oct-14 17:51
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Dan Sutton29-Oct-14 7:22
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Dan Sutton29-Oct-14 7:24
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adriancs29-Oct-14 13:59
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Dan Sutton29-Oct-14 14:30
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Philippe Mori29-Oct-14 17:57
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adriancs30-Oct-14 0:57
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GeneralModernisation if over-rated! Pin
Joezer BH28-Oct-14 7:23
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Generalchose multiple Pin
Dennis E White28-Oct-14 6:20
professionalDennis E White28-Oct-14 6:20 
GeneralProgrammers need a solid foundation. Pin
David B Legg28-Oct-14 6:01
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