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- Groovy – A powerful dynamic language for the JVM. It has the lowest barrier to entry for the millions of existing Java developers.
- Clojure—it’s like Lisp, only better
- Factor—a stack-based language for the new millennium
- Haskell—Static Typing as if you meant it and functional programming at its purest
- Python—mature, simple, defacto scripting language of the future
- Scala—all the buzz at JavaCon this year
- Erlang—concurrency made easy
- E—understanding object-capability will transform how you think about safety v.s. power
- Prolog—it’ll blow your mind (if you can understand it)
- Common Lisp—everything since copies some of its best ideas
- Objective-C—C with s-expressions and the object-model is so much like Ruby
- Forth—Stack-based functional language
- AppleScript—equal parts fun & frustrating, mysterious scoping, and rules that bend with every application
- C—because we all know what’s in the books, but in the real world it always looks WAY different
- Perl—the camel’s back has yet to be broken
- COBOL—all caps all the time
- Ruby—Simple and elegant, the way O-O was meant to be
- F#—functional and OO on the CLR. OCaml derivative for .NET “corporate” programmer types
- Bad English—The #1 language for specification and prototyping (for example on the most popular slides virtual machines).
- Another vote for Clojure and/or Forth – Two very different languages (I haven’t any experience with Forth, but would like to know more)
- C—after a decade in Java, and dalliances with scripting languages, I have found myself inexplicably in love again with its blunt directness and concreteness.
- A dataflow language – Labview, Oz, etc
Are we assuming that the audience already knows C, Java (or C#), and Ruby?
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