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How to choose a language, when taking in account the community it includes?

I was reading the following article: Great Hackers The following part grabbed my attention: "When you choose a language, you're also choosing a community. The programmers you'll be able to hire ...
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Languages / methods to learn for scientific computing? [closed]

I'm a second-semester Junior working towards a Computer Science degree with a Scientific Computing concentration and a Mathematics degree with a concentration on Applied Discrete Mathematics. So, ...
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I'm interested in checking out a stack-oriented programming language. Which one would you recommend? [closed]

I'm interested in learning a stack-oriented programming language (such as Forth), which one would you recommend? The qualities I want are: You should be able to develop non-trivial software in it, ...
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Which order would you teach programming languages in, when teaching a newbie? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ideal programming language learning sequence? If you had to design a study program, with a breadth-of-programming-languages requirement, which stated that the student ...
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What's better: to learn yourself or to pass programming courses? [closed]

I have a friend who wants to pass some programming courses to get started with programming itself (Java), but I'm advising him to get a book and study. My argument is that he'll end up doing the same ...
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If you were to write the “Next Big Chat” application would you use Adobe Flex, .Net, Silverlight, or “Petzold” Win32 API in C++?

I'm frustrated trying to choose a language; here are the requirements: Desktop application. For Windows, it would live in the System Tray (like Skype). I'm a single programmer so I only will have ...