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    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.

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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...

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    Java

    Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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    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...

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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...

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    Perl

    Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language with over 22 years of development. The Perl languages borrow features from other programming languages including C, shell scripting (sh), AWK, and...

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    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...

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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...

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    Rust

    Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents almost all crashes*, and eliminates data races. Featuring - algebraic data types - pattern matching - closures - type inference - zero-cost...

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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...

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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...

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    Haxe

    Haxe is an open source toolkit based on a modern high level strictly typed programming language, a state-of-the-art light-speed cross-compiler, a complete cross-platform standard library, and ways to access to each platform's...

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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...

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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...

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    Erlang

    Erlang is a general-purpose concurrent, garbage-collected programming language and runtime system used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. The sequential subset of Erlang is a...

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    Jython

    Jython, successor of JPython, is an implementation of the Python programming language written in Java.

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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...

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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...

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    Nimrod

    Nimrod is a statically typed, imperative programming language with a powerful macro system that tries to give the programmer ultimate power without compromises on runtime efficiency.

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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...

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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.

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    IronPython

    IronPython is an implementation of the Python programming language running under .NET and Silverlight. It supports an interactive console with fully dynamic compilation. It's well integrated with the rest of the .NET Framework and...

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    jRuby

    JRuby is a 100% Java implementation of the Ruby programming language running on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

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    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...

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    Ceylon

    Support for Java and JavaScript virtual machines Write your code in Ceylon, and have it run on the JVM, on Node.js, or in a web browser. Some modules are platform-dependent, but the language itself is equally at home on Java and...

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    Ada

    Ada 2012 is the next generation of the world’s premier programming language for engineering safe, secure and reliable software. Ada is widely used in critical systems, where any anomaly might lead to very serious consequences...

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Scala Comments

Had I come from the comically verbose world of Java develop ...

Comment by ttmrichter
about Scala Jun 2011

Had I come from the comically verbose world of Java development and encountered Scala I would have been wowed by its concise, expressive syntax. Since, however, I've come from the other direction -- the world of functional languages like Erlang and Haskell -- I'm underwhelmed and a bit disappointed as Scala is, by comparison, still a bloated language full of extraneous, repetitive syntax.

Scala is not a horrible language by any stretch of the imagination. I would not hate my job if I had to work with it. It does nothing, however, that I cannot do easier and faster in Erlang (from which it borrows many of its strengths) other than very easily interact with other libraries in Java. (You can interact with Java in Erlang, but it isn't as easy as it is in Scala.)

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