Why do some companies use outdated programming languages?
There’s a company in my city, and they are almost always looking for fresh out of college software engineers. When I look at the requirements they always say that they use programming languages like Fortran, Ada, Ruby on Rails, etc. Why don’t companies switch to high-end technologies? Why are they stuck on ancient languages?
4/15/2021 12:40:43 AMHira A
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They have massive applications that need support. It’s not easy to rewrite millions of lines of code. They want to hire maintenance programmed to take care of those ancient apps. Odds are they have modern languages as well.
P.M. You are correct Ruby on Rails is a server side web application framework written in Ruby (which is a programming language). I was simply responding to the original post.
Love2Code there are many specialist languages that have specific markets and many that you have probably never heard of. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_programming_languages FORTRAN (1957) Lisp (1958) COBOL (1959) BASIC (1964) Forth (1970) Pascal (1970) Unix sh shell script (1971) C (1972) I know you have heard of this it's here to provide a timeline reference point. All of the above are still in use today.
Jerry Hobby Got it, thanks
Martin Taylor I know that they’re over 30 years old, but they are still being maintained... I didn’t know that these languages too were being maintained because I never heard anyone (besides my CS teacher) saying that they used them.
Martin Taylor sir i thought ruby on rails is a framework rather than a language🤔