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Language Comparisons
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We know and train on a wide variety of programming languages and we can provide an unbiased and knoweledgeable comparison between Perl, PHP, Python and Tcl/Tk. Each has its place - its ideal range of applications. But should you learn another language so that you can write your next program in the ideal language, or should you use a language that you already know that will be able to do a good job, but perhaps isn't quite perfect for the new role?
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3785Programming languages - what are the differences between them?
Comparing the programming languages ... the same program in 10 languages How do I add one to a variable? Some languages have a ++ operator, other languages allow you to use +=, others have an incr command, and in some you have to write a long(er) assignment statement. How do I set up a variable in ...
3169Rekeying a table - comparison in #Ruby #Perl and #Python
Albert knows Perl and Python, Barbara knows Lua and Ruby, Colin knows Perl, and Debbie is a dab hand at PHP. Eddie does Python, Perl and PHP and Fiona cooks a great dinner for Shrek. Gordon programs in Lua and PHP, and Harriet knows both Ruby and Perl. Who shall I ask for help on a Perl project? The ...
3112Public and private courses - subjects available for 2011
Sorting through old manuals, it struck me just how many tailored courses we've given over the years. Tailoring a course to suit customer needs is really very easy for us - all of our courses are modular, and when we're running a single customer / private course, we prefer to top and tail the course ...
3003What will we be teaching in six years?
This is the fourth of a series of articles that reviews where Well House Consultants has been - and where we're going - after 6 years of blogging and some 3000 articles. - "towards the next 3000" Moving Course Subjects Forward I previous wrote a long article looking - at post number 3000 - how we may ...
2947Teaching Lua to a Perl advocate
It seems the rest of the class thinks I'll find Bill a tough case. Bill (not his real name) is a Perl fan - there's so much you can do, so shortly, in Perl. He's a great regular expression fan and he's got a real comfort with that. If you described him as a bit of a "stick in the mud" - happy with ...
2866Ruby - how does it compare and where is it the right language?
I heard Ruby described as "Perl Five and a Half" - and I thought "how apt". Perl is an excellent programming language - it's especially excellent as glueware or middleware, where it melds together differing technologies, protocols, utilities and other programs to provide a total solution. But Perl's ...
2755Books in the store in the USA - still a portent of the UK market to come?
In the quite-distant past, I've written about how we look at bookshops while we're in the USA, see which technical books they have on their shelves, and use it as one input - one guiding light - in reading where the UK may be headed in six months to a year. [article]. With technical books now being very ...
2700The same very simple program in many different programming languages
I was asked how many languages I teach yesterday - and the answer's quite a few; at times, it's almost "the more the merrier" as to a very great extent they are varieties on a theme much of the way - but different balances of features make some languages especially good for some uses. As a geek's relaxation ...
1990Speaking all the languages
Phil Staiger, who talks about Tips and Techniques with Project Dogwaffle, can speak (as I recall) at least six languages. Working for an American company (Megatek) out of San Diego, his role as roving technical expert had taken him all over the world, and had him talking with people from many countries. ...
1717Q - Should I use Perl or Python?
An interesting question posed to me today - and not for the first time. And not for the first time, my answer had to be "tell me more about your application, and about the people who will be writing and maintaining it". A comparative diagram on the board provides some help - but of course what's important ...
1582Ruby, C, Java and more - getting out of loops
break and continue statements have been available for loop control for many years, and others functionallity has been added such as Perl's redo. From today's Ruby Course, here's a table that compares these loop controls in Ruby to similar commands in the other languages that I have been discussing ...
209FAQ - Perl or PHP
"Do you prefer Perl or PHP?". That's a question that would go high up my FAQ if I maintained one. But there's no easy answer; "it depends". PHP is a fabulous language for use with web site work and embedded there. Rasmus Lerdorf and all the others involved have done a fantastic job in coming up with ...
Examples from our training material
incr.c   Programming language Comparison - a C program
incr.cpp   Programming language Comparison - a C++ program
incr.java   Programming language Comparison - a Java program
incr.lua   Programming language Comparison - a Lua program
incr.php   Programming language Comparison - a PHP program
incr.pl   Programming language Comparison - a Perl program
incr.py   Programming language Comparison - a Python program
incr.rb   Programming language Comparison - a ruby program
incr.sh   Programming language Comparison - a bash shell program
incr.tcl   Programming language Comparison - a Tcl program
pee3.pl   Invert (rekey) a file / Perl
pee3.py   Invert (rekey) a file / Python
pee3.rb   Invert (rekey) a file / Ruby
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Which language should I use for my project?
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