programming languages

Rank

We all talk about using the right tool for the job in the context of programming items. But which job? And what's the right tool for it?

I want your help in determining the answer for this.

Statements

  1. I know this language well
  2. I enjoy using this language
  3. I regularly use this language
  4. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language
  5. I find this language easy to prototype in
  6. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct
  7. I rarely have difficulty abstracting patterns I find in my code
  8. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features
  9. I usually use this language on solo projects
  10. I usually use this language on projects with many other members
  11. I would use this language for a web project
  12. I would use this language for a desktop GUI project
  13. I would use this language for mobile applications
  14. I would use this language for casual scripting
  15. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does
  16. I find code written in this language very elegant
  17. Code written in this language tends to be terse
  18. Code written in this language tends to be verbose
  19. There is a lot of accidental complexity when writing code in this language
  20. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood
  21. This is a high level language
  22. This is a low level language
  23. This language has a strong static type system
  24. This language is very flexible
  25. This language has a very rigid idea of how things should be done
  26. This language has a niche in which it is great
  27. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it
  28. I would use this language to write a command-line app
  29. This language is good for scientific computing
  30. This language is expressive
  31. Writing code in this language is a lot of work
  32. I can imagine using this language in my day job
  33. This language excels at symbolic manipulation
  34. This language excels at text processing
  35. This language excels at concurrency
  36. This language is well documented
  37. The resources for learning this language are of high quality
  38. This language has a good community
  39. Third-party libraries are readily available, well-documented, and of high quality
  40. There is a wide variety of open source code written in this language
  41. When I run into problems my colleagues can provide me with immediate help with this language
  42. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language
  43. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity
  44. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable
  45. Code written in this language is very readable
  46. This language is best for very large projects
  47. This language is best for very small projects
  48. This language is good for beginners
  49. This language is unusually bad for beginners
  50. Learning this language improved my ability as a programmer
  51. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"
  52. I use many applications written in this language
  53. This language has a very dogmatic community
  54. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong
  55. There are many good tools for this language
  56. There are many good open-source tools for this language
  57. There are many good commercial tools for this language
  58. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others
  59. I would like to write more of this language than I currently do
  60. I would use this language for writing server programs
  61. I would use this language for writing embedded programs
  62. This language is good for distributed computing
  63. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient
  64. I know many other people who use this language
  65. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later
  66. This language is good for numeric computing
  67. This language is suitable for real-time applications
  68. I am sometimes embarrassed to admit to my peers that I know this language
  69. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else
  70. If this language didn't exist, I would have trouble finding a satisfactory replacement
  71. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for
  72. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces
  73. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time
  74. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread
  75. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform
  76. I would use this language as a scripting language embedded inside a larger application
  77. This language has unusual features that I often miss when using other languages
  78. This language is likely to have a strong influence on future languages
  79. This language is likely to be a passing fad
  80. I would list this language on my resume
  81. I am reluctant to admit to knowing this language
  82. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years
  83. This language is likely to be around for a very long time
  84. This language has a very coherent design
  85. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features
  86. This language is minimal
  87. This language is large
  88. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"
  89. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis
  90. I use this language out of choice
  91. This language makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot
  92. This language has a high quality implementation
  93. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer
  94. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.
  95. This language encourages writing reusable code.
  96. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.
  97. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.
  98. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.
  99. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.
  100. Libraries in this language tend to be well documented.
  101. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.
  102. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.
  103. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).
  104. This language would be good for teaching children to write software
  105. This language is well suited for an agile development approach using short iterations.
  106. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it
  107. This is a mainstream language
  108. This language has an annoying syntax
  109. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language
  110. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to
  111. I often get angry when writing code in this language