Where do you head when writing an application for your computer? What would be your preferred language? C, Visual Basic etc.
Would you stay with VB.NET etc.
I like Visual Basic with .NET Framework 2.0 because it is simple.
I prefer C and C++, they are what i actually want.
I prefer C++, using Dev-C++ together with Irrlicht.
When you are specifically talking about an application for a standalone application on a windows PC, I use Perl to solve things quick but when I want a 'fancy' UI (which doesn't happen much) I use C# or Java.
I use Python or Ruby, depending on my mood. Of course, these aren't very low-level so there are things they are not good at - but I'm going to force myself to learn at least one of the Cs (C,C++,C#) that I've seen frequently used. And then I have to learn fortran through university... If this continues I'll truly end up with a tool for every task.
It depends what I want to do. You simply use different tools(languages) for varying programs.
I've learned Java this year and probably like it best at the moment. Next would be c++. Although we only scratched the surface in school I'm learning it on my own. Finally I like php for the web.
I don't know enough about other languages though really to make a good choice yet. I'm really just learning still.
I learned on Java in school. but I'm trying to delv into Cocoa Objective-C right now. I primarily use Macs (and linux for my servers) so I thought I would try out the cocoa framework. I like it so far. The development tools (Xcode and Interface Builder) are really good. I'm still a beginer at cocoa and Objective-C, but I'm starting to get the hang of it and I like it.