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Generally, what are the most commonly used programming languages?

I know my way around Python and Visual Basic. That's about it. I also know some about the Linux command line, especially in Ubuntu context. Can anyone help me to determine, what are the next several languages I should concern myself with studying?

Asked By: johnmathers12 - 12/11/2007
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It really shouldn't matter what languages you learn. What's really important is that you learn the patterns and data structures that span all languages. Once you do this, you'll pick up any language in about a couple weeks with no problem. As far as resume building is concerned, I would feel completely confident in... More
Answered By: Mike - 12/11/2007
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c, c++, and/or c# will always be around also the syntax is either mirrored or very close to nearly all modern day languages (unfortuneately vb isn't on of them)
Answered By: trnsfrmrsrr - 12/11/2007
 
C++, C#, Perl, PHP, Java, and Ruby are pretty popular today, but if you want to create web pages learn HTML and CSS, as well as Javascript(there is a big difference from Java). All in all, just go with the one that feels right to you. And I probably forgot some minor ones.
Answered By: Michael K - 12/11/2007
 
Microsoft gave VB 2005 to many gov't organizations to "help them update" their software. So at some point there was a hiring craze to hire VB programmers. But its only cause Microsoft fueled it... More
Answered By: shellsandscripts - 12/11/2007
 
Even though I am not suggesting you learn it, there are more probably more lines of code written in COBOL than in all other languages combined.
Answered By: jaden404 - 12/11/2007
 
Well since you know Python you are 2/3 of the way there. Not only is it object oriented, it is a scripting language as well. But you already know that... More
Answered By: Tyler D - 12/11/2007
 
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