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Greenhorn
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Hey there,
I was just wondering what other computer languages many of you know. I am still a beginner and only know JAVA. But through your experiences what languages have you learned. Which do you feel are the best to know?
thanks, nikki
 
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Assembler
Cobol
Fortan
Pascal
APL
Lisp
C/C++
Java
Perl
PHP
JavaScript
probably a few others
 
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Best to know? Java.
 
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BASIC
Assembler
Cobol
PL/1
FOCUS
Visual Basic
Java
a smattering of C/C++

What is best to know depends on what you intend to DO with it. Right now Java is fun, but for me Cobol/IMS/DB2 and FOCUS pay the big bucks. The combination of Mainframe and internet technologies is a HUGH market, and you can ignore all those "is java dead" conversations that folks that ONLY know java keep having.
 
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  • English
  • French
  • a little Spanish, Tagalog and Arabic... baiscally how to order a beer (from being in the Navy)

  • oh yea; Java and C++
 
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BASIC
Pascal
C/C++
COBOL
Ada
LISP
JavaScript
Perl
Prolog
XML
HTML
SQL

On the question of what other languages to know... It really depends on what you are going to be doing. If you're going to be doing any system programming, it would be a good thing to know C/C++. If you're doing web programming, you should know HTML, Perl, JavaScript, and other web related things. If you're going to be dealing with business related stuff SQL and other database related topics are good, along with COBOL if the business has been around for awhile...
 
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I am pretty new at this as well.
COBOL
Java
HTML
I will be starting Visual Basic soon.
Matthew Phillips
 
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Many years ago I taught myself BASIC on an Amstrad CPC 464,
then did no coding for years.
Then learned HTML & Javascript (but they're not programming languages)
Then did three months training in C, Pro* C, SQL, SQL+.
Then abandoned all that to work in our e-commerce development dept and learned Java.
So in answer to the question how manay do i know the answer has to be 1.
But over time I have known 3 programming languages, 2 variations of the same database query language, one scripting language and one mark-up language!
 
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1. English
2. Malayalam
3. Tamil
4. Spanish
5. French
6. Arabic

Hmmm. Not long enough I need at least five more to compete with Thomas. Hey, if anyone speaks a language not on this list please let me know. I will pay good money for tuitions.
 
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1)Basic
2)FORTRAN
3)C
4)C++
5)JAVA2
6)VB6.0
7)Java Script

Best is Java2 and it is BEAUTIFUL!!
 
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One word:
Haskell
 
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Originally posted by Sahir Shibley:
Hey, if anyone speaks a language not on this list please let me know. I will pay good money for tuitions.


Russian. So how good are your tuition money?
 
Mapraputa Is
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Thomas, (or other native speakers of Fortran ) don't you have a feeling that software development becomes much more complicated nowadays? How much had an average Fortran developer to know? It was enough to read 1 (one) book on Fortran. Compare to this list of more-or-less XMLïż½related acronyms (we are maintaining a repository in XML forum ):
XML-RPC, XQL, XML, XSL, XSLT, XPath, XLink, XPointer, XSP, JAXP, SAX, DOM, JDOM, JDBC, OLAP, RSS, EJB, J2EE, WSDL, UDDI, IIOP, CPP, JAXB, JAXM, JMS, JAXR, JCA...
Is it only me who has a feeling that the software development industry goes crazy?

[This message has been edited by Mapraputa Is (edited August 15, 2001).]
 
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:

Is it only me who has a feeling that the software development industry goes crazy?


My thoughts exactly. Strangely enough the intention seems to be insulating the client programmer from all that "technical stuff" . Its getting so bad that it is far easier to re-invent the wheel every time.
 
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