programming languages

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Javascript

Based on 119092 responses from 11012 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 know this language well
  4. I enjoy using this language
  5. I regularly use this language
  6. I find this language easy to prototype in
  7. I usually use this language on solo projects
  8. I usually use this language on projects with many other members
  9. I would use this language for mobile applications
  10. I would use this language for casual scripting
  11. This is a high level language
  12. This language is very flexible
  13. This language has a niche in which it is great
  14. This language has a niche outside of which I would not use it
  15. When I run into problems my colleagues can provide me with immediate help with this language
  16. This language is best for very small projects
  17. I use many applications written in this language
  18. I know many other people who use this language
  19. It is too easy to write code in this language that looks like it does one thing but actually does something else
  20. I can imagine this will be a popular language in twenty years time
  21. This is a mainstream language
  22. I rarely have difficulty abstracting patterns I find in my code
  23. It's unusual for me to discover unfamiliar features
  24. It is easy to tell at a glance what code in this language does
  25. I find code written in this language very elegant
  26. Code written in this language tends to be terse
  27. Code written in this language tends to be verbose
  28. There is a lot of accidental complexity when writing code in this language
  29. This language is expressive
  30. Writing code in this language is a lot of work
  31. I can imagine using this language in my day job
  32. This language excels at symbolic manipulation
  33. This language has a good community
  34. Third-party libraries are readily available, well-documented, and of high quality
  35. There is a wide variety of open source code written in this language
  36. This language is good for beginners
  37. I enjoy playing with this language but would never use it for "real code"
  38. Programs written in this language will usually work in future versions of the language
  39. There are many good open-source tools for this language
  40. I would like to write more of this language than I currently do
  41. I often write things in this language with the intent of rewriting them in something else later
  42. I am sometimes embarrassed to admit to my peers that I know this language
  43. If this language didn't exist, I would have trouble finding a satisfactory replacement
  44. This language is frequently used for applications it isn't suitable for
  45. The thought that I may still be using this language in twenty years time fills me with dread
  46. This language has unusual features that I often miss when using other languages
  47. This language is likely to have a strong influence on future languages
  48. This language is likely to be a passing fad
  49. I am reluctant to admit to knowing this language
  50. Developers who primarily use this language often burn out after a few years
  51. This language is likely to be around for a very long time
  52. This language is minimal
  53. This language has many features which feel "tacked on"
  54. I still discover new features of this language on a fairly regular basis
  55. This language makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot
  56. The semantics of this language are much different than other languages I know.
  57. This language is easier to use for it's problem domain by removing unneeded expressiveness (such as not being Turing complete).
  58. This language would be good for teaching children to write software
  59. I use a lot of code written in this language which I really don't want to have to make changes to
  60. I often get angry when writing code in this language
  61. I would use this language for a desktop GUI project
  62. This language excels at text processing
  63. The resources for learning this language are of high quality
  64. Code written in this language is very readable
  65. This language is unusually bad for beginners
  66. There are many good tools for this language
  67. There are many good commercial tools for this language
  68. I would list this language on my resume
  69. This language is built on a small core of orthogonal features
  70. I use this language out of choice
  71. Learning this language significantly changed how I use other languages.
  72. This language matches it's problem domain particularly well.
  73. This language is well suited for an agile development approach using short iterations.
  74. I would recommend most programmers learn this language, regardless of whether they have a specific need for it
  75. This language has an annoying syntax
  76. I often feel like I am not smart enough to write this language
  77. I find it easy to write efficient code in this language
  78. When I write code in this language I can be very sure it is correct
  79. This language allows me to write programs where I know exactly what they are doing under the hood
  80. This is a low level language
  81. This language has a very rigid idea of how things should be done
  82. This language excels at concurrency
  83. This language is well documented
  84. This language has a wide variety of agreed-upon conventions, which are generally adhered to reasonably well, and which increase my productivity
  85. Learning this language improved my ability as a programmer
  86. This language has a very dogmatic community
  87. It is easy to debug programs written in this language when it goes wrong
  88. Programs written in this language tend to play well with others
  89. I learned this language early in my career as a programmer
  90. This language has a good library distribution mechanism.
  91. Libraries in this language tend to be well documented.
  92. Code written in this language will usually run in all the major implementations if it runs in one of them.
  93. This language has a strong static type system
  94. I would use this language to write a command-line app
  95. This language is good for scientific computing
  96. Code written in this language tends to be very reliable
  97. This language is best for very large projects
  98. I would use this language for writing server programs
  99. I would use this language for writing embedded programs
  100. This language is good for distributed computing
  101. Programs written in this language tend to be efficient
  102. This language is good for numeric computing
  103. This language is suitable for real-time applications
  104. This language has well-organized libraries with consistent, carefully thought-out interfaces
  105. I would use this language for writing programs for an embedded hardware platform
  106. This language has a very coherent design
  107. This language is large
  108. This language has a high quality implementation
  109. This language encourages writing code that is easy to maintain.
  110. This language encourages writing reusable code.
  111. If my code in this language successfully compiles, there is a good chance my code is correct.