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How attached are you to your favourite programming language?   [Edit]

Survey period: 2 Feb 2009 to 9 Feb 2009

What do you do given the choice between sticking with the language (or languages) you know best and trying something new?

OptionVotes% 
I will only work on projects where I can use my favourite programming language1659.54
I do what I can to try to work in my favourite language36120.87
I prefer my favourite language but will work in other languages1,04360.29
I always try to work in new and different languages854.91
I have no language preference at all.764.39



 
GeneralI'm crying :_( Pin
xawari6-Feb-09 7:28
xawari6-Feb-09 7:28 
Generallike my religion Pin
RomTibi5-Feb-09 10:38
RomTibi5-Feb-09 10:38 
GeneralRe: like my religion Pin
Andrew Torrance5-Feb-09 13:57
Andrew Torrance5-Feb-09 13:57 
GeneralRe: like my religion Pin
RomTibi6-Feb-09 9:18
RomTibi6-Feb-09 9:18 
JokeWorking in a new language is the PERFECT excuse... Pin
Palavos3-Feb-09 20:45
Palavos3-Feb-09 20:45 
GeneralRe: Working in a new language is the PERFECT excuse... Pin
Viral Upadhyay4-Feb-09 17:43
Viral Upadhyay4-Feb-09 17:43 
GeneralRe: Working in a new language is the PERFECT excuse... Pin
Shao Voon Wong4-Feb-09 19:41
mvaShao Voon Wong4-Feb-09 19:41 
GeneralSurvey.... Pin
mchlcmprch3-Feb-09 8:53
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GeneralRe: Survey.... Pin
Viral Upadhyay3-Feb-09 18:05
Viral Upadhyay3-Feb-09 18:05 
GeneralRe: Survey.... Pin
dojohansen5-Feb-09 0:07
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GeneralRe: Survey.... Pin
Viral Upadhyay5-Feb-09 18:01
Viral Upadhyay5-Feb-09 18:01 
Generalimportant is your personal purpose with the tool you have Pin
tortexy3-Feb-09 8:36
tortexy3-Feb-09 8:36 
GeneralWhat's the difference? Pin
quinton19693-Feb-09 3:48
quinton19693-Feb-09 3:48 
GeneralRe: What's the difference? Pin
John M. Drescher3-Feb-09 7:25
John M. Drescher3-Feb-09 7:25 
GeneralRe: What's the difference? Pin
quinton19693-Feb-09 10:53
quinton19693-Feb-09 10:53 
GeneralGetting Paid Pin
Tad McClellan3-Feb-09 3:17
professionalTad McClellan3-Feb-09 3:17 
GeneralRe: Getting Paid Pin
John M. Drescher3-Feb-09 7:06
John M. Drescher3-Feb-09 7:06 
GeneralRe: Getting Paid Pin
Tad McClellan4-Feb-09 9:53
professionalTad McClellan4-Feb-09 9:53 
GeneralI have multiple favorite languages, so I chose the option that would fit in plural Pin
Jakob Bohm3-Feb-09 0:49
Jakob Bohm3-Feb-09 0:49 
General;} Pin
radioman.lt3-Feb-09 0:38
radioman.lt3-Feb-09 0:38 
GeneralNo preference Pin
Paul Darlington2-Feb-09 21:22
Paul Darlington2-Feb-09 21:22 
I responded ‘no preference’ and while that is broadly true I am more comfortable with C/C++ and the Windows API but only because that is how have earned most of my living for many years. I love Assembler and Pearl and have done a fair bit of both. My next big projects is almost certain to be C# and of course I have used BASIC, Pascal, SQL (is that a language?), Java, VBScript, HTML, ASP etc… as well as some other proprietary languages.

I do know that syntax aside there is not a lot of difference, that art of programming has little to do with language and more to do with logical constructs and forward planning. Of course we are all faster with the languages we know. I have libraries of functions/subroutines that I reuse all the time that give me a running start on a new project. As and when I start with a new language some of these have to be figured out in the new syntax and redone. I still get a buzz from solving a problem and making something work although buzzes are a lot less frequent when you stick to only one language and it is the buzzes that make programming fun. Remember back when you started and got a buzz every ten minutes was that not the hook that got you doing it full time?

I have been programming since the early eighties and making a full time living from it for twenty years. I am now over sixty so kick the standard demographics well in to touch but I still love the challenge.
GeneralAfter all these years... Pin
Henry Troup2-Feb-09 15:42
Henry Troup2-Feb-09 15:42 
GeneralRe: After all these years... Pin
quinton19693-Feb-09 11:03
quinton19693-Feb-09 11:03 
RantFramework/libraries are more important that the language itself Pin
Petr Vones2-Feb-09 6:56
Petr Vones2-Feb-09 6:56 
GeneralRe: Framework/libraries are more important that the language itself Pin
John M. Drescher2-Feb-09 7:23
John M. Drescher2-Feb-09 7:23 

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