What programming and domain specific languages do you use every day?

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In the course of a typical day I use a range of programming and domain specific languages in the programs I build, the demos I create, and the presentations I give.  If we were just talking about the most used programming language for any one developer, each of us might mention C, C++, C#, Java, Delphi, VB, PHP, Python, and Ruby as our preferred language.

In the earlier years of computing (say, before the 1980s) we might list one higher level programming language that we use along with some assembly language programming for low level work.  Today most programmers use many more languages.  Neal Ford calls this "Polyglot Programming".

For myself, in my typical day (is any day really "typical" for a programmer?) I use a combination of Delphi, UML, C++, JavaScript, HTML, SQL, and XML. In a typical week I would add PHP and Ruby to this list.

What programming and domain specific languages do you use every day?

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    Steve boyd Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    Delphi, C/C++, Cobol

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    Dana Dill Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    I use Delphi (Object Pascal) and Visual Studio (C# and Xmal) mostly.

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    dag Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    C (Linux)

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    Ben Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    'Every day' is too strict a timeframe for me, but these are the languages/tools I use regularly:
    C++Builder (new projects)
    Visual C++ 6 (existing projects)
    Borland C++ 5.02 (embedded DOS target)
    Ladder Logic (Allen-Bradley & Omron flavors)
    RSView (HMI visualization for some projects)

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    Salvador Gomez R Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    Certainly, these days we kind of consider our own typical day like a constant tackling of challenges, so I think I'm not exactly counting the tools I use, as I grab whatever is at hand in the most adequate way possible.

    Anyway, quickly rethinking it :P I could mention Delphi, Delphi.Net, JavaScript, SQL (TSQL, MySQL, Interbase, StreamSQL), XML (XSD, XQuery), C#, HTML, ASP.Net, PHP, DOS scripting, bash scripting, Clipper/xHarbour (believe it or not), and my own metaprograming fx (called Chavascript :P )

    In the ocassionally-used list: Java (spring, hibernate, JWS, JSP), VB.Net, Perl, C++

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    Sean Cross Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    In the last month, I have used:
    C++ builder
    Visual C++
    Objective C (aagh)

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    Lars D Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    I could give an answer to this one here and now, but the list looked differently 12 months ago. It would be interesting to know the purpose of your question :-) A good question could be: What relation do the different pieces of source code have, and how do they interface?

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    David C Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    Delphi (always)
    SQL (always)
    XML (sometimes)

    Years ago (Delphi 1) I always thought I would still need C or C++, but as of this date I haven't had to use them again at all. I do only desktop applications, so Java, .NET, etc currently have no place in my "programmers life".

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    David C Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    Delphi (everyday)
    SQL (most days)
    XML (sometimes)

    When I switched to using Delphi (Delphi 1) I always though I would need to use C/C++ for somethings. As of this date I have never needed them. I also have no need of Java, .NET, etc. I only do Desktop and Network applications.

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    Daniele Teti Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    Actualy I use:
    Delphi for Win32
    PHP (with or without Delphi for PHP)
    C# (little),
    Ruby (little)

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    Daniel Luyo Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    Delphi (every day, for server and desktop programming)
    SQL (Firebird)
    XML (is this a language)
    C/C++ Visual C (WinCE programming)
    Java J2me (for phone programming)

    I dream on having lanuguage extensions in Delphi as in C# to have real "domain specific language" inside Delphi

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    Copy Object1 To Container

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    Alois Schmid Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    C#, UML, OCL (everyday)
    Delphi, XML, SQL (sometimes)

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    Samuel Herzog Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    Delphi 7 (everyday for Business)
    Lazarus ( everyday in sparetime)

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    Andrew Podkin Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    IS-Builder (ISBL)

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    Samir Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    Delphi for Win32 (everyday)
    C++Builder, Visual C++ (sometimes)

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    David Glassborow Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    - Delphi
    - VB.net
    - SQL

    Most days:
    - HTML / CSS / Javascript
    - Ruby

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    buletov Wednesday, 17 December 2008

    - Delphi
    - PL/SQL

    - Lua
    - Ruby (on Rails)

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    John Jensen Thursday, 18 December 2008

    - Delphi
    - TSQL

    - vbscript

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    Tony Thursday, 18 December 2008

    Delphi and Python

    How about a nice Python IDE ?

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    Mauricio Buso Thursday, 18 December 2008

    Delphi WIn32 ...
    Delphi.NET .... but D2007 have huge problems .. but I try ... hehhehehehe

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