Programming languages you should learn

Eweek has this article on the ten programming languages you should learn right now. The (sorted) job availabilities they list for each language are as follows:

  1. Java: 14,408
  2. C (and all derivatives): 6,164
  3. VB.Net: 2,090
  4. C#: 5,111
  5. Perl: 4,810
  6. Javascript: 4,406
  7. PHP: 1,152
  8. AJAX: 1,106
  9. Python: 811
  10. Ruby and Ruby on Rails: 210 & 54

Interesting to note that Java still has more than twice the job availabilities of C, the next language in line. Though not a full-time programmer, I can claim to be somewhat competent with 5, 6, 7 and 9, the last one being my favorite and strongest skill. Thanks to this list, I’m inspired to add a couple more languages to this list. Guess I’ll probably be learning AJAX and Ruby first. Java/C/C#/VB.Net are just too hardcore for a lowly sysadmin like moi.

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