programming languages

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Erlang

Based on 18487 responses from 1450 people, this is the picture we've built up of Erlang.

Most similar to...

  1. Clojure
  2. Haskell
  3. Standard ML
  4. O'Caml
  5. F#

Most dissimilar from...

  1. PHP
  2. Visual Basic
  3. C++
  4. Perl
  5. Java

All statements

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