programming languages

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PHP

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