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Which Programming Language?

Copied from a number of different blogs … so i have no idea where they found it … but anyhow it’s funny/interesting/quite true …

In response to the question “Which programming language should I learn first?” – one user responds:

Depends.

To program in an expressive and powerful language: Python
To get a website up quickly: PHP
To mingle with programmers who call themselves “rockstars”: Ruby.
To really learn to program: C.
To achieve enlightenment: Scheme.
To feel depressed: SQL
To drop a chromosome: Microsoft Visual Basic
To get a guaranteed, mediocre, but well paying job writing financial applications in a cubicle under fluorescent lights: Java.
To do the same thing with certifications and letters after your name: C#
To achieve a magical sense of childlike wonder that you have a hard time differentiating from megalomania: Objective C

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  1. May 15, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    and perl? for writing a one line program that no one can read, but it can parse, do calculations and output to screen and file 🙂

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