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[3]: Wow... COBOL...
by Ruahine on Tue 26th Oct 2010 10:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wow... COBOL..."
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Also syntactically it spawned a descendent in VHDL . But unfortunately VHDL is generally less popular than the more "c like" and more fractured Verilog

I have heard that Verilog's popularity is mostly in the US, and even there VHDL has some popularity in universities. Correct me if I'm wrong (this not being first hand experience).

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