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What's stopping you learning a new programming language?

Survey period: 11 Jun 2012 to 18 Jun 2012

Learning a new language is a great way to become a better programmer, but a lot of us make excuses. What's yours? Or are you already a polyglot programmer?

OptionVotes% 
Nothing - I already know more than 3 programming languages.39137.67391 votes, 37.67%
Not enough time (either at work or in my spare time)35033.72350 votes, 33.72%
Not enough incentive. 1039.92103 votes, 9.92%
I simply haven't seen another language I want to learn959.1595 votes, 9.15%
Simply no desire to learn another language.514.9151 votes, 4.91%
Other343.2834 votes, 3.28%

View optional text answers (50 answers)


 
GeneralAn experienced developer knows any progamming language they want to know. PinmemberSimon Bridge17-Jun-12 16:50 
QuestionSome people seem confused on the definition of a programming language Pinmemberenhzflep17-Jun-12 11:40 
GeneralI already know three, but I chose "haven't seen another language" Pinmemberxawari15-Jun-12 1:43 
GeneralNot enough time IS an excuse!! PinmemberAlexCode13-Jun-12 21:41 
Generalonly 3?! Pinmemberembix13-Jun-12 21:06 
GeneralWhy Don't You Run Faster? PinprotectorAspDotNetDev13-Jun-12 13:00 
GeneralRe: Why Don't You Run Faster? PinmemberPhoton_13-Jun-12 19:52 
GeneralRe: Why Don't You Run Faster? PinprotectorAspDotNetDev13-Jun-12 20:11 
GeneralRe: Why Don't You Run Faster? PinmemberPhoton_15-Jun-12 22:29 
GeneralWhy another PinmemberMinion no. 513-Jun-12 3:21 
GeneralDon't find time to engage with the language itself PinmemberVallarasuS12-Jun-12 21:12 
GeneralI know 9 languages. [modified] PinmemberVivic12-Jun-12 16:47 
GeneralRe: I know 9 languages. PinmemberPrasad_Kulkarni12-Jun-12 19:54 
GeneralRe: I know 9 languages. PinmemberMohibur Rashid14-Jun-12 15:47 
GeneralIsn't 7 languages enough PinmemberFrank Reidar Haugen12-Jun-12 10:18 
GeneralRe: Isn't 7 languages enough PinmemberMohibur Rashid12-Jun-12 15:42 
GeneralRe: Isn't 7 languages enough PinmemberHenning Dieterichs13-Jun-12 4:11 
GeneralRe: Isn't 7 languages enough PinmemberMohibur Rashid14-Jun-12 15:46 
GeneralInvest in the language that will bring the biggest inventment PinmemberR. Erasmus11-Jun-12 21:14 
GeneralI want to learn but PinmemberMico Perez11-Jun-12 16:42 
GeneralI don't want to learn Java! PinmemberPIEBALDconsult11-Jun-12 16:14 
GeneralRe: I don't want to learn Java! PinmemberNemanja Trifunovic12-Jun-12 4:30 
GeneralRe: I don't want to learn Java! PinmemberCollin Jasnoch14-Jun-12 6:07 
GeneralRe: I don't want to learn Java! Pinmemberxawari15-Jun-12 1:45 
GeneralIf it pays, I will. It's all economics. Pinmemberdevvvy11-Jun-12 15:01 
GeneralThere is such a thing as not enough time. PinmemberG A McHale11-Jun-12 13:37 
General######## Jokes : Language ######## PinmemberLeslie Nielsen11-Jun-12 8:45 
GeneralRe: ######## Jokes : Language ######## Pinmemberradioman.lt11-Jun-12 9:31 
GeneralRe: ######## Jokes : Language ######## PinmemberRajeev Jayaram12-Jun-12 0:15 
GeneralThe whole question is wrong. PinmentorTom Clement11-Jun-12 8:22 
GeneralRe: The whole question is wrong. Pinmemberradioman.lt11-Jun-12 9:28 
GeneralRe: The whole question is wrong. PinprotectorMarc Clifton12-Jun-12 14:53 
GeneralRe: The whole question is wrong. PinmentorTom Clement12-Jun-12 15:59 
GeneralRe: The whole question is wrong. PinmemberGreg Russell13-Jun-12 22:22 
GeneralRe: The whole question is wrong. PinmemberJoshi, Rushikesh13-Jun-12 6:52 
General"More than 3" is kind of a low bar Pinmemberlewax0011-Jun-12 7:23 
GeneralRe: "More than 3" is kind of a low bar PinmemberAmol_B12-Jun-12 1:13 
GeneralI already know several laguages PinmemberZac Greve11-Jun-12 4:55 
GeneralRe: I already know several laguages Pinmemberkid sister11-Jun-12 6:31 
GeneralRe: I already know several laguages Pinmemberlewax0011-Jun-12 7:18 
GeneralRe: I already know several laguages PinmemberEddy Vluggen11-Jun-12 12:46 
GeneralRe: I already know several laguages PinmemberZac Greve11-Jun-12 15:44 
GeneralWhy leave out FORTRAN? PingroupAmarnath S11-Jun-12 20:30 
GeneralRe: I already know several laguages PinmemberRon Anders12-Jun-12 17:54 
GeneralRe: I already know several laguages PinmemberNat Davies15-Jun-12 3:46 
GeneralNot found any other languages I want/need to learn PinmemberGregory.Gadow11-Jun-12 4:34 
GeneralReasons to learn a new language PinmemberNemanja Trifunovic11-Jun-12 4:24 
GeneralStill working on learning English PinmemberMike Hankey11-Jun-12 3:23 
GeneralNot enough time is not an excuse. PinmemberRajeev Jayaram11-Jun-12 1:52 
GeneralRe: Not enough time is not an excuse. PinmemberNaerling11-Jun-12 7:51 

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