programming languages

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PHP

Based on 84000 responses from 6550 people, this is the picture we've built up of PHP.

Most similar to...

  1. Visual Basic
  2. Perl
  3. Shell
  4. Javascript
  5. Matlab

Most dissimilar from...

  1. Haskell
  2. Go
  3. O'Caml
  4. F#
  5. Scala

All statements

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