Which Scripting Languages Are Hot Now

Monday Oct 17th 2011 by Cynthia Harvey
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You might want to stay away from Action Script and Perl.

It used to be that serious developers mocked scripting languages as good only for patch-up jobs, but these days scripting languages are a popular option for Web and application developments. However, not all scripting languages are created equal. Which ones offer the best bets? Here's a run-down of scripting language popularity based on programmer surveys, commit logs, search engine traffic and book sales data from O'Reilly:

Hot

  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Scala
  • R
  • PHP

Lukewarm

  • Ruby

Not Hot

  • Action Script
  • Perl

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