Linked by snydeq on Mon 25th Oct 2010 21:23 UTC
General Development InfoWorld's Peter Wayner reports on once niche programming languages gaining mind share among enterprise developers for their unique abilities to provide solutions to increasingly common problems. From Python to R to Erlang, each is being increasingly viewed as an essential tool for prototyping on the Web, hacking big data sets, providing quick predictive modeling, powering NoSQL experiments, and unlocking the massive parallelism of today's GPUs.
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RE: Dawnfall of OO?
by Richard Dale on Tue 26th Oct 2010 02:33 UTC in reply to "Dawnfall of OO?"
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On the whole list, the only OO language is Python. And to tell the truth, Python is loved mostly by people who tends to program in imperative style. Most pieces of python code could be easily confused with (late eighties - early nineties) basic.

Ruby and JavaScript are both certainly both OO. And there is even an OO version of COBOL I believe, although I've no idea if anyone actually uses it.

I don't think OO is dead at all. Good luck writing GUI applications with a non-OO toolkit.

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