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Old 23rd May 2008
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Easy choice: Bourne shell. Simple and quick. My favorite hammer.

To give some context here (since different languages satisfy different requirements), most of my programming needs revolve around automating data loads and data analysis. Shell programming - paired with the right utilities - is perfect for this situation: running quick tests, uncovering data differences, gluing apps together, etc.

FWIW, I've always been a bit partial to python as well, especially as a beginner-oriented language. (Which is not to imply that it is lacking in features or capabilities.)
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Last edited by anomie; 23rd May 2008 at 09:58 PM. Reason: explained a bit.
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