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  • Python icon

    Python

    Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language. It provides an extraordinary combination of clarity and versatility, and is free and comprehensively ported.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux S60 BSD AROS Haiku AmigaOS OpenSolaris MorphOS

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    JavaScript

    JavaScript (sometimes shortened to JS) is a lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions, most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but also used in many non-browser environments. JavaScript...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS BSD iPad AROS Haiku

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    PHP

    PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PHP

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    C (programming language)

    C is a general-purpose computer programming language. C is one of the most widely used programming languages of all time.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD AROS Haiku

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    C++

    C++ is a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose, powerful programming language. It is regarded as an intermediate-level language, as it comprises a combination of both high-level and low-level language...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Node.js

    Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted

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    Ruby

    Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby originated in Japan during the mid-1990s and was initially developed and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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    C#

    C# is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Go (Programming Language) icon

    Go (Programming Language)

    Go, also called golang, is a programming language initially developed at Google in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. It is a statically-typed language with syntax loosely derived from that of C, adding automatic...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Lua

    Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS

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    Dart

    Dart (originally called Dash) is a Web programming language developed by Google. It was unveiled at the GOTO conference in Aarhus, 2011 October 10-12. The goal of Dart is "ultimately to replace JavaScript as the lingua franca of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Haskell icon

    Haskell

    Haskell is an advanced purely-functional programming language. An open-source product of more than twenty years of cutting-edge research, it allows rapid development of robust, concise, correct software. With strong support for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Scala

    Scala is a modern multi-paradigm programming language based on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    D (Programming Language)

    D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity. Convenience D allows writing large code fragments without...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Apple Swift

    Swift is a programming language for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS apps that builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    ASP.NET

    Asp.net is an open source server-side Web application framework designed for Web development to produce dynamic Web pages, web sites, apps and services with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You can also create Web APIs, mobile sites, use...

    Free Windows

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    Objective-C

    The Objective-C language is a simple computer language designed to enable sophisticated object-oriented programming. Objective-C is defined as a small but powerful set of extensions to the standard ANSI C language. Its additions to C...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    F# (programming language)

    F# is a succinct, expressive and efficient functional and object-oriented language for .NET which helps you write simple code to solve complex problems.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Clojure

    Clojure is a dynamic programming language that targets the Java Virtual Machine (and the CLR ). It is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Tcl

    Tcl (originally from "Tool Command Language", but conventionally rendered as "Tcl" rather than "TCL"; pronounced as "tickle" or "tee-see-ell") is a scripting language created by John...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Vala

    Vala is a new programming language that aims to bring modern programming language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional runtime requirements and without using a different ABI compared to applications and...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    FreeBASIC

    FreeBASIC is a completely free, open-source, 32-bit BASIC compiler, with syntax similar to MS-QuickBASIC, that adds new features such as pointers, unsigned data types, inline assembly, object orientation, and many others.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Kotlin

    Statically typed programming language targeting the JVM and JavaScript 100% interoperable with Java™

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Hack icon

    Hack

    Hack is a programming language for HHVM that interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Hack reconciles the fast development cycle of PHP with the discipline provided by static typing, while adding many features commonly found in other modern...

    Open Source Linux

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    Squirrel (programming language)

    Squirrel is a high level imperative, object-oriented programming language, designed to be a light-weight scripting language that fits in the size, memory bandwidth, and real-time requirements of applications like video games.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    wxBasic

    wxBasic is an Basic interpreter that is: * Free * Open Source (LGPL) * Cross-platform (currently Windows and Linux) wxBasic can create stand-alone executables by binding together source code with the interpreter. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, released on May 12, 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    REBOL

    Rebol (historically REBOL) is a cross-platform data exchange language and a multi-paradigm dynamic programming language designed by Carl Sassenrath for network communications and distributed computing. It introduces the concept of...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Solid

    Solid - A minimalist interpreted language, with a clean object model and a tiny VM.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Hy icon

    Hy

    Hy is a wonderful dialect of Lisp that’s embedded in Python. Since Hy transforms its Lisp code into the Python Abstract Syntax Tree, you have the whole beautiful world of Python at your fingertips, in Lisp form!

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Wyvern

    Wyvern is a new programming language designed to help developers be highly productive when writing high-assurance applications. The first major innovation in Wyvern is type-specific languages, a feature that allows programmers to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • GNU sed

    sed (stream editor) is a Unix utility that parses text and implements a programming language which can apply transformations to such text. It reads input line by line (sequentially), applying the operation which has been specified via...

    Open Source Linux Haiku

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    Quorum

    Quorum Programming Language. - The world's first evidence-oriented programming language.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Factor icon

    Factor

    The Factor programming language combines powerful language features with a full-featured library. The implementation is fully compiled for performance, while still supporting interactive development. Factor applications are portable...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    thinBasic

    thinBasic is a simple, flexible, and easy-to-learn interpreted programming language. It lets you quickly and easily develop programs for Windows. thinBasic was first released in 2004. Since then thinBasic has steadily improved thanks...

    Free Windows

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