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Programming Languages


Many organizations already leverage multiple programming languages in order to address specific types of programming tasks. But new application requirements combined with the increasing complexity of enterprise applications are prompting many organizations to explore alternative programming languages that address the unique needs of specific programming tasks. Language evolution is also progressing at a frantic pace to address new enterprise requirements. In this template, Research Director Kirk Knoernschild explores the attributes of the programming languages used for software development.

Published: 04 January 2011

ID: G00207139

Analyst(s): Kirk Knoernschild

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  • Language Characteristics
    • Type System
    • Paradigm
    • Purpose
    • Execution Environment
  • Language Capabilities
    • Metaprogramming
    • Life Cycle Management
    • Security
    • Performance
    • Scalability
    • Concurrency and Threading
    • Reliability
  • Developer Productivity
    • Frameworks and Containers
    • Tooling
    • Syntax, Semantics, and Prebuilt Operations
  • Ecosystem
    • Maturity
    • Community
    • Governance

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