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Which Programming Languages Do You Know?


Hello Sweetie!
Jun 18, 2011
I have a Bachelor in IT with a heavy focus on Java programming, in addition my former employer had me do a Java 5.0 Certification. My school also focused a little bit on .NET (emphasis on C# - but the way we were taught was basically "you already know how to do this in Java, heres the minor changes you need to do to make it work in C#). Before I started my degree I dabbled a bit with Javascript, which helped me learn Java more easily. And after school I taught myself PHP through a book - and I have to say that PHP is without a doubt my favorite for one very specific reason - the way they handle arrays!


The Geekette
Nov 25, 2007
I know Java, C#, and Python. Just like anyone else, I'd like to expand my knowledge. I've been doing more Python lately and plan to get some Javascript under my belt. I've done a lot more in Python and C# than Java, I guess because I think Python is more simplistic than Java and if you want to incorporate graphics C# is the easier route (as opposed to Java). I haven't taken any actual classes on them, it's just what I've learned from my boyfriend and what I've been able to learn myself. I think everyone should know at least one programming language. It is such a practical skill.

I'm taking Prehistoric Archaeology and needed to calibrate dates. I was able to make a simple program in Java to turn it into a calculator to convert to BCE or CE calendar dates.


The Sexy One
Aug 18, 2012
In your pants.
None because I have a life.
JK, I wish I knew some, I think programming is awesome. But it sounds a little complicated.
Oct 20, 2008
Contrary to most of the people in this thread, I've never programmed in C# or Java. My focus has always been on C++ and PHP, the latter having a fair amount in common with C, sans the memory management. PHP is a fun language, and I've written a lot of code, both from scratch and using frameworks, in PHP. However, I think C++ is my favorite language, it really seems to lend itself to both creative and DRY programming, and the OOP implementation makes it really powerful in that regard. I also know Python and a little bit of Ruby, the latter I don't care for so much (syntax just seems really weird, although I have to admit I haven't studied it much, so that could be why). Python is a really fun language for doing simple tasks or writing a basic interface to something, it generally a nice scripting language.
I don't know if I should count JavaScript, as I really only know a few fundamentals, it was just recently that I even studied implementing more advanced functions (by more advanced, I mean more than 'return document.X' type of thing), but it's something I've worked with, when doing web development.


Site Staff
Nov 24, 2009
Redmond, Washington
I don't usually study a language more than I need to in order to accomplish a task. I'm most familiar with Java, followed I think by C++, though it's been a while since I've used it. I know some Ruby and Perl for scripting, and I usually just look up how to do what I need for php and javascript.

Apart from a Java project my team just finished for a class, I have two projects that I'm slowly working on. One is Pikmin Dungeon's layout which uses php to dynamically generate navigation items. The other is a browser game using Ruby on Rails incorporating Ajax/JavaScript.


I am a Person of Interest
Jul 12, 2010
Ganon's Tower
I'm most fluent in Java. However, I do know some Python and Visual Basic. I've also done some work with JavaScript, but I'm not very confident with it. I am also doing an independent study currently in C++, so I'm learning that right now.
Oct 16, 2011
I slowly started with TI Basic in while in algebra 1 in 7th grade. I gradually moved on to axe by referral from a nerdy friend. In 9th grade I did a project that we unnecessarily made a website (he even set up a server) and for that I learned javascript although it was mostly using the jqueary library (I forget most of it now, I can still read it though). Right now in 11th grade I am taking AP computer science which is a horribly simple class in java. I have learned nothing more in it than I had already taught myself (also I skipped the intro to java class lol). Last week I downloaded lwjgl but the final example didn't run run and I don't have the time to configure it right now. Oh well swing works... for some stuff. I suppose when html5 is done I'll pick up javascript again.


Poe Catcher
Aug 25, 2008
Georgia, USA
I really only know of two programming languages to where I could create simple programs.

The first one I learned was SmartBASIC for the ColecoADAM, a computer released in 1983. It's a very simple programming language for text-based applications, and it worked great for me once I learned it. The method of education was a decently-sized book that my dad gave to me. Unfortunately, the cassette it was on (yes, you heard me: cassette) got wiped because the ColecoADAM had some very bad flaws.

The second one I learned, which was more through personal experience and basing it off of the 1983 SmartBASIC was BASIC for TI-83. There are definitely some differences in how rules are handled with the calculator versus the computer from 1983, but in a nutshell, they were very similar. One significant difference was how drawings were done. In SmartBASIC, you had to individually code every pixel, whereas in TI-83 BASIC, you could draw lines and circles with only one line of code.

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