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How many Programming Languages do you regularly use?   [Edit]

Survey period: 16 Nov 2009 to 23 Nov 2009

For the sake of this survey regularly means "at least once a month". Here is a List of programming languages for reference.

OptionVotes% 
125414.78
243225.15
346226.89
4 - 543525.32
6 - 91066.17
10 - 12120.70
12 - 1550.29
15 - 2020.12
20 - 3000.00
31+100.58



 
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CSharpner.com22-Nov-09 6:43
CSharpner.com22-Nov-09 6:43 
You must not do web development. 4-5 is pretty common. In a .NET shop, there are often both C# and VB.NET programs floating around that most people have to touch on a monthly basis, now automatically, that's 2 there. Then, if you do any web development, you're certainly going to use JavaScript, so that's 3. And, most programs use a database, so you're likely going to write or edit stored procedures. Though SQL <i>queries</i> are not written in a <i>programming</i> language, when you write a stored procedure, it has all the logic control that dictates what a programming language is, so that makes 4.

Since most developers these days are web developers (at least, part time), that puts at least 3 programming languages up there right away. And, as the primary coding language (C# in your and my cases), it's not uncommon for a shop to have 2 or three. My place of work had VB6, VBScript, C#, and VB.Net when I started there 4.5 years ago. We've all but scrapped the VB6 and VBScript, so that gets us down to 2 primary languages, but there's a new initiative where we're experimenting with Python, Ruby, Ruby on Rails (are those separate languages?), and a few others. So, very quickly, our language count is going to jump up.

The ones who are "bragging" are the ones who are counting languages that are <i>not</i> <i><b>programming</b></i> languages, like plain old SQL, HTML, XML, XHTML, and maybe even counting <i>concepts</i> like ASP.NET, Ajax and such as "programming languages".

But, 4-5, most definitely would be common.

Hey! There's a BUG on this entry form! I copied my text to notepad, then pasted it back, and all angled brackets are converted on insert to ampersand + "gt" or "lt" plus semi-colin. I didn't notice this until /after/ I'd posted. Ugh! Confused | :confused:

modified on Sunday, November 22, 2009 11:55 AM

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