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[Others]What is your most used scripting language?

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Hi All,


I use C# mostly these days, but I have heard that JAVA is better for certain tasks.


What do you recon the best scripting language is as an all rounder?

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Posted time:Jul 10, 2018 1:53 AM
PHP and GoLang.

It is powerful and easy

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Posted time:Aug 8, 2018 23:17 PM
Javascript is the most used scripting language.

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Posted time:Aug 8, 2018 23:18 PM
BrianBae:PHP and GoLang.

It is powerful and easy
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@brianbae, I like php very much from my college days

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Posted time:Aug 9, 2018 23:25 PM
Python by far is the most popular scripting language. My definition of a scripting language is one that can be typed one line at a time in an interpreter. I would include PHP, Perl and Ruby in this list. JavaScript is not used for interpreted languages, but is termed a scripting language in web browsers. By that definition, JavaScript would be the most popular language  in the world.

Today, you cannot learn only one language. For web development JavaScript and PHP are mandatory. For software development Java, .NET, C++ are the key ones. For Big Data Java, Scala, Python. For Cloud Computing Python.

I am now working on a series of articles for Alibaba on how to use Scala as a scripting language for managing Alibaba Cloud Services. Stay tuned for their release later this month.

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Posted time:Aug 10, 2018 0:14 AM
@JohnHanley, Nice Explanation.
Thanks

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Posted time:Aug 12, 2018 15:17 PM
JohnHanley:Python by far is the most popular scripting language. My definition of a scripting language is one that can be typed one...回到原帖
Nice Explanation..@JohnHanley

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Posted time:Aug 12, 2018 20:59 PM
I'm not sure that I agree that Python is the most popular scripting language.  After all, WordPress powers a huge proportion of the entire internet and that's written in PHP.

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Posted time:Aug 13, 2018 10:33 AM
Yes, I agree that WordPress powers a large number of web servers. Web servers are just a fraction of the total number of servers and computers in the world. In real world stats, Python is about two+ times more popular than PHP.

If Python's growth rate continues, it may become the most popular language in the world in 2019.

Note: I am a big fan of both PHP and Python.

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Posted time:Aug 14, 2018 13:51 PM
JohnHanley:Yes, I agree that WordPress powers a large number of web servers. Web servers are just a fraction of the total number of...回到原帖
@JohnHanley, Me too, Big fan of PHP and Python

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Posted time:Aug 15, 2018 22:27 PM
Although I am a full time .NET guy, I consider using JavaScript over other programming languags, or scripts. Python is useful in most cases, but JavaScript tends to support quite a vast range of services to consider (Python does so too!)


The preference to JavaScript, is mainly due to the fact that I use C# as my primary language, and develop most often in that. And yes, for those who might ask that C# is not a scripting language, I must say that there is a C# script standard out there as well, check the ".csx file".

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Posted time:Aug 16, 2018 5:53 AM
JavaScript and C# are very popular and practical languages to work in. You will have in-demand skills for a very long time - even if you only knew those two well. In the cloud world I would strongly recommend learning Python also. The ability to quickly write Python scripts for simple tasks is a good skill set.
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