Again, a good poll that could have been even better with some of the options. There are options for 10-12, 12-15, etc up to 30* but there's no 0 option?
There are a few people who don't regularly get our hands on code. Personally, I voted 1 because I use SQL** nearly everyday. I don't use Java regularly enough for it to count here, and my C# use is even lesser. Roger Wright, for instance, might be one of our regular members who might have found a '0' option useful.
"This is a programming site!" and all that, yeah, but after all is said and done, I would expect more 0s than honest 30s.
* Come, now, I would expect 15 to be extreme, but 30+ is a bald-faced lie
** Despite what some might say, IMO it counts as a language and it appears on the Wikipedia link
I had to check 4-5 because I am currently under sentence to write an application in Visual FoxPro. For compatibility, I have to use version 8, which rubs just a bit of salt into this gaping wound.
It matters little - what's hell +/- an ember?
Anyone else similarly screwed by management orders? [forced to use a language which is being dropped, is incompatible with the common paradigms (like .NET), and comes from an era when scope was . . . ah, never mind].
The $(*&$)( we do for money. Stupid necessities of life.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error." - Weisert
"It's a sad state of affairs, indeed, when you start reading my tag lines for some sort of enlightenment. Sadder still, if that's where you need to find it." - Balboos HaGadol
I support 4 major projects and countless modules all using VB6 and classic ASP. I am the sole developer at a really small software/consulting company. I just can't justify moving these applications to .NET when the VB6 runtime is still being included in Win7, not to mention creating a headache for existing installed customers. The only downside is that I am limiting my marketability, should I need to find another job. (that and the shame and humiliation one receives on this forum for admitting to still working in VB6)
Agree HTML/XML arn't (clue is in the title Markup Language), SQL is perhaps closer to a programming language (clue in title again).
Perhaps the Turing definition is a bit limited, after all DNA (as in biology) is a programming language, with a DNA sequencer you can program ribosome’s to produce whatever protein you want. Nature adds the yet to be understood 'else if' statements to make you, me and every other living thing!
i.e. HTML,CSS,XML are more akin to data than a programming language.
I was counting things like SQL, HTML, Regular Expressions and Lucene query, which are languages I use in programming, but apparently not programming languages. Although CSS is. According to the accumulated wisdom of Wikipedia. Still, that only took me up to 8, 30 is quite an achievement.