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Top Programming Languages That Will Future-Proof Your Portfolio
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Curt Franklin
Curt Franklin,
User Rank: Strategist
3/14/2016 | 2:26:07 PM
Re: Script & Interpreters
TerryB, the problem with so many scripting languages is that they were never really intended for applications where security (or, in many cases, the outside world) were considerations.

It would be nice to have a simple, powerful, scipting language that just happens to be intrinsicially secure. I'm just not sure what it would be. And the real problem is that IT executives are always going to want fast, low-cost solutions for development, and nothing really beats a scripting language for fast and cheap.
Curt Franklin
Curt Franklin,
User Rank: Strategist
3/14/2016 | 12:50:10 PM
Re: Expectation setback: No Go, No Node.js
Charlie, I was surprised by the lack of Go. There are several possible explanations (aside from the obvious), including that companies using Go aren't using external testing. The lack of interest in hiring language could mean that companies are using existing in-house talent for their dev teams, but either way I agree: You'd think that companies would be both using the languages now and hiring for the future.

The question is whether there's a lot of latent demand or whether there's less uptake than we think.
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
3/14/2016 | 12:13:11 PM
Expectation setback: No Go, No Node.js
In terms of future-proofing the enterprise, I expected to see Google's Go listed, since it's the language of container orchestration and management, as found in Kubernetes. I also expected to see Node.js in higher demand than JavaScript, but it could be client-side programming still dominates server-side.

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