Re: [Nolug] language of choice?

From: Jimmy Hess <>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:55:16 -0500
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On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM, Joey Kelly <> wrote:

> I started out with PHP, then switched to Perl some years back, after
> which my skills and understanding blossomed.

Java or .Net for Interactive programs that you intend to run slowly or
take up lots of RAM.

PHP or Ruby for shiny frontends; Perl, Python, or Java EE for middle
tier (Underlying services); C for backends, such as database servers,
 job servers, and other critical-path workloads that can't be easily

Perl and Shell script for background activities and batch jobs.

Perl for string processing tasks, such as automatic parsing and response
to an incoming e-mail message.

TCL for IRC robots.

Expect for background jobs that need to automate an interactive CLI.

> That's me... what about you? Friends tell me that folks are choosing PHP
> less, now that Ruby and node.js are in town. What are your opinions of
> those, and of Java? I'm not even mentioning languages that run on That
> Other Operating System, because this is a family-oriented list.

> Joey Kelly
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