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Title: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: VinDSL on November 09, 2019, 03:59:47 pm
Wait, what? No Lua?!?   :)


ARTICLE: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to the Microsoft-owned GitHub (https://www.businessinsider.com/most-popular-programming-languages-github-2019-11)



Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 09, 2019, 06:50:54 pm
Is #8 actually a programming language ?
(or just to Microsoft)
Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: VinDSL on November 09, 2019, 06:58:18 pm
I *assume* they're talking about shell scripts. If that's true... yes  ;)






Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 09, 2019, 07:01:36 pm
So shell scripting is a programming language ?

It's not how I'd define it, but hey ho...

[EDIT]

Personally I'd call whatever was used to program the commands used in the shell script a programming language .. but simply stringing pre-built commands together I'd call 'scripting', not 'programming'.

Similar, but not quite the same .. at least that's how I see it.
(and why I make no claim to be a programmer)
Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: VinDSL on November 09, 2019, 07:11:09 pm
Well, it could be argued that shell scripts are not proper programming language, as defined today, but...

I suppose one could say the same thing about (uncompiled) BASIC code, if you remember those days.

On face value;, and IF the author is talking about shell scripts - there must be a lot of them on GIT  :)


Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 09, 2019, 07:14:44 pm
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying scripting is a less valuable skill, there are certainly programmers that can't script (don't understand the 'real world' requirements of the systems their programs run on) .. I just don't view them as quite the same skill.

[EDIT]

One is authoring software (from scratch) that achieves a specific goal.

The other is utilising (and often expanding the goal of) existing software creatively to provide real world solutions.



Though I must admit there's some overlap there.
Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: grafiksinc on November 20, 2019, 07:33:24 am
Guys I fall in to # 5  on the list.... Although all my C# stuff is now total on linux...LOL
All in all I am pretty happy with c# ;)
Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 20, 2019, 09:09:24 am
You any experience in GUI stuff ?

Like programming a GUI that runs some bash scripts when they're selected ?
Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: clatterfordslim on November 27, 2019, 04:13:13 am
C# on a guitar is actually Db no not database db stands for D flat. That's how close I am to programming, miles away. :))
Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 27, 2019, 05:44:05 am
LOL :))
Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: grafiksinc on December 06, 2019, 10:36:11 pm
odd to see shell listed as a language...
Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 07, 2019, 07:00:24 am
That's what I thought, to me scripting isn't a "programming language" .. and yet I suppose it is a "language" (in as far as a learned syntax), and it can be used to automate processes (ie "program" them), so I guess it's all semantic.
Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: grafiksinc on December 13, 2019, 07:20:34 am
Sorry I missed this..... :-[
Quote
You any experience in GUI stuff ?
Like programming a GUI that runs some bash scripts when they're selected ?

Sorry no...i mostly deal with Web stuff.....i,e, ASP.NET corporate type web application and their GUI stuff.
Not to say I couldn't try though.  LOL ;)
Title: Re: The 10 most popular programming languages, according to GitHub
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 14, 2019, 06:48:04 am
I'd certainly appreciate any help from someone that can author desktop application GUI front ends in say python (though it doesn't HAVE to be python, frankly that would allow me to better understand the code if it ever needed modification in the future).