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Have you ever refused to write code in a certain language? (and what was it?)

Survey period: 17 Jul 2017 to 24 Jul 2017

Maybe it was a website in Managed C++, a parser in SQL or a GUI in ASM. What's your breaking point?

OptionVotes% 
Yes38437.07
I put up a fight but failed14213.71
No51049.23



 
AnswerJavaScript Pin
Ravi Bhavnani17-Jul-17 6:04
professionalRavi Bhavnani17-Jul-17 6:04 
GeneralVisual FoxPro, Crystal Reports and VBA Pin
Dennis E White17-Jul-17 5:54
professionalDennis E White17-Jul-17 5:54 
GeneralNo to PHP Pin
kmoorevs17-Jul-17 5:46
Memberkmoorevs17-Jul-17 5:46 
GeneralRe: No to PHP Pin
Member 1042500117-Jul-17 7:11
MemberMember 1042500117-Jul-17 7:11 
GeneralRe: No to PHP Pin
kmoorevs18-Jul-17 6:06
Memberkmoorevs18-Jul-17 6:06 
GeneralNot Yet Pin
Jalapeno Bob17-Jul-17 5:19
professionalJalapeno Bob17-Jul-17 5:19 
GeneralRefused VB, failed, and then succeeded. Pin
  Forogar  17-Jul-17 4:32
professional  Forogar  17-Jul-17 4:32 
GeneralYes and No, It Depends Pin
ronlease17-Jul-17 3:47
professionalronlease17-Jul-17 3:47 
I had a consulting gig where I was asked to write the same product in multiple programming languages. I listed the reasons why this is a terrible idea. After some back-and-forth, they understood why using 1 programming language for 1 product (a simple Web app) was the right approach.

In full-time gigs, I pushed back, but ultimately relented because that's what I was being paid to do. And since the company was willing to pay for training, I would've been foolish to say no.

GeneralRefusal usually ends up in dismissal Pin
Slacker00717-Jul-17 2:26
professionalSlacker00717-Jul-17 2:26 
GeneralFought and Failed Pin
Nathan Minier17-Jul-17 2:11
professionalNathan Minier17-Jul-17 2:11 
GeneralUsually... Pin
Mehdi Gholam17-Jul-17 1:29
mvaMehdi Gholam17-Jul-17 1:29 
GeneralRe: Usually... Pin
CodeWraith17-Jul-17 5:23
MemberCodeWraith17-Jul-17 5:23 
GeneralAnd, as Homage to the CP Lounge Pin
W Balboos, GHB17-Jul-17 1:19
mveW Balboos, GHB17-Jul-17 1:19 
GeneralVisual FoxPro Pin
W Balboos, GHB17-Jul-17 1:12
mveW Balboos, GHB17-Jul-17 1:12 
GeneralNo, but ... Pin
Bassam Abdul-Baki17-Jul-17 1:08
professionalBassam Abdul-Baki17-Jul-17 1:08 
GeneralLisp Pin
Jonas Hammarberg17-Jul-17 0:49
professionalJonas Hammarberg17-Jul-17 0:49 
GeneralRe: Lisp Pin
Member 798912217-Jul-17 23:25
MemberMember 798912217-Jul-17 23:25 
GeneralMany Times Pin
Mycroft Holmes16-Jul-17 23:43
professionalMycroft Holmes16-Jul-17 23:43 
GeneralRe: Many Times Pin
CodeWraith17-Jul-17 5:27
MemberCodeWraith17-Jul-17 5:27 
GeneralI have Pin
Simon_Whale16-Jul-17 23:19
professionalSimon_Whale16-Jul-17 23:19 
GeneralRe: I have Pin
CHill6016-Jul-17 23:36
mveCHill6016-Jul-17 23:36 
GeneralRe: I have Pin
Mohibur Rashid17-Jul-17 20:13
professionalMohibur Rashid17-Jul-17 20:13 
GeneralRe: I have Pin
CHill6019-Jul-17 8:56
mveCHill6019-Jul-17 8:56 
GeneralWhy would I? Pin
Sander Rossel16-Jul-17 22:36
professionalSander Rossel16-Jul-17 22:36 
GeneralRe: Why would I? Pin
W Balboos, GHB17-Jul-17 1:16
mveW Balboos, GHB17-Jul-17 1:16 

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