programming languages

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Javascript

Based on 118571 responses from 10973 people, this is the picture we've built up of Javascript.

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