Readers' Choice Awards 2014

Best Scripting Language

Python is incredibly powerful, and it appears to be a favorite in both the scripting and programming categories. As someone who knows Bash and a little PHP, I think it's clear what I need to focus on as I delve into the world of development. Meaningful whitespace, here I come!

  • Python 37.1%

  • Bash/Shell scripts 27%

  • Perl 11.8%

  • PHP 8.4%

  • JavaScript 6.7%

  • Ruby 4.9%

  • Other 2.1%

  • Lua 2%

It's time for another Readers' Choice issue of Linux Journal! The format last year was well received, so we've followed suit making your voices heard loud again. I couldn't help but add some commentary in a few places, but for the most part, we just reported results. Please enjoy this year's Readers' Choice Awards!

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Please see the December 2014 issue of Linux Journal for the complete list of winners.