programming languages

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Javascript

Based on 116798 responses from 8450 people, this is the picture we've built up of Javascript.

Most similar to...

  1. Shell
  2. PHP
  3. ELisp
  4. Perl
  5. Ruby

Most dissimilar from...

  1. Ada
  2. D
  3. Go
  4. Eiffel
  5. Pascal

All statements

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