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I’ve coded for most of the past 20 years. C/C++ has given birth to many variants including C#, Java, JavaScript, PHP, etc… C# is huge; however I’ve seen an arrogance around it that just turns me off.

BASIC (my favorite) is still alive and strong with a host of its own variants. Unfortunately it still endures a stigma regardless of any specific variant’s actual capabilities.

SQL variants dominate most relational database programming. A NoSQL[^] movement also exists, however I'm not up to speed with it.

Oddball syntaxes such as Erlang, Haskell, and Lisp have features that give food for thought.

I’d say the biggest change has been in paradigms; specifically OOP[^], AOP[^], and functional[^]/declarative[^] (think HTML, XAML, SQL) to name a few.

In short, if you’re looking for a star then grab a telescope. If you’re looking for a programming language then first ask yourself what you want to program. Use that as a guide to pick a language. Wikipedia has a few comparisons that might be helpful here[^] and here[^].

When in doubt, learn them all! (It can only help.)
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