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For me its Rust. Its honestly the best language I ever used (there are many languages I havent used though, and it certainly depends on the use case). Previously I worked primarily in Java, which is supposed to be a high-level language. But there were so many times where I actually had to fight against the language (nullpointerexception and other runtime errors), which simply doesnt happen with Rust. If my program compiles in Rust, I can be almost certain that it works correctly (excluding logic mistakes). So the number of bugs in my code is much lower, which means I dont have to spend so much time debugging.

tl;dr i love rust <3

@faustbr
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Julia. It’s the most elegant language for computational mathematics and very pleasing to use.

(Yes, it is 1-based indexing by default, but you can change this easily if you want it)

@jamesofcanadia
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Most of my personal projects have been in C++. Its a flawed language but its the first one I learned on my own, outside of my course work.

I was drawn to it because it gives you a good level of abstraction with small (or zero) runtime performance penalty. The catch of course is that the language is very complex and often has long compile times.

I also really like Kotlin. It solves almost all the problems that Java has, adds a ton more features and syntactic sugar on top of that, all while still maintaining essentially seamless interoperability.

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I’m learning with Java. I like that I don’t have to think about memory management compared with C or even Rust. I dislike how slow it is.

I’m also using HTML, CSS, and Go for a bunch of static websites I’m building with Hugo. I love HTML. I like CSS only in the context of Bootstrap. Otherwise I dislike the way my style-sheet documents turn out. And I haven’t really tried to understand Go’s whole “context” thing because I want to use Rust. This last comment is why I want to finish my current projects and then immediately leave Hugo for Zola.

I also just finished learning about and using R and the Tidyverse for a couple of statistics projects. I really dislike R… On the other hand, I love the Tidyverse with my whole heart. It’s been one of my favorite experiences with any language.

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I use Java, PHP, C#, JS and a lot of SQL for work and C as hobbie

@Echedenyan
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If programming student counts… I have been in SysAdmin and now am studying WebDev, being Java the main programming language we learn (second year for SysAdmin vocational training and first year for WebDev).

The only thing I can tell, is that is the only one I domain. Some classrooms were dedicated to JS and I tried to participate in a school project on it, but I failed because I didn’t understand enough the JS OOP model (it is a disaster in comparison to the Java one) nor concurrency at all (mostly determining when make a call asynchronous and when not).

I also prefer sequential-first programming languages in comparison with JS which is non-blocking by default.

This next year, I will learn PHP. Let’s see how it goes.

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The language I use most is C++, since it’s what I use in my day job.

It’s okay. I write very functional C++ and serve as one of the local language lawyers.

In my private life I write mostly Rust and Haskell.

Being so intimately familiar with C++ did a lot to help me understand why Rust is the way it is. (The failures of the standard Regex library, and why C++ is so slow to include networking, for example, make me understand why Rust keeps such a minimal library and relies on the Cargo ecosystem for what might otherwise be considered essential functionality.)

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My career has been almost entirely server-side Javascript. It’s way too high level for my liking right now, but I think it’s OK for writing simple scripts, although I’m betting Python can do just as good of a job with more mathematics capability.

Digging into Rust little by little these days.

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Oh, you know :)

Aode (He/They)
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For those who don’t know, it’s Rust

I also do a lot of JS and Ruby at work, though

@AddSugarForSparks
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I, admittedly, didn’t know.

I keep trying to get into Rust, but I think the scoping rules keep deterring me. So, I got into Go instead.

@nutomic
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Asonix wrote the activitypub library that we use in Lemmy, and also helped us a lot with our code.

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I do love ruby, its just a beautiful language to look at and fun to write in. If only it weren’t so slow 😥

@blank_sl8
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Common Lisp. No other language has mastered the REPL.

@hammsvietro
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started with C in college. barely use it nowadays. I use Golang and JS at work. Currently studying elixir, and FP concepts in general, really enjoying it. What about you?

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I learned Java for sometime and jumped to Flutter / Dart 6 months ago and been having heaps of fun with it…

@m532
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Pattern matching for switch in Java 17 and the initial version will be out soon. I’m hyped.

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