by Omar N.
I think it is good that scripting languages have an easier learning curve than programming languages because that means more people can do it. And also, it is true that hardware is no longer a major limiting factor when considering performance issues when writing a program. However, when choosing which language to write an application in, I think it boils down to personal preference. Sure some languages are better suited for certain tasks. But, if a programmer feels more comfortable writing in a particular language, he or she will probably get more efficiency and functionality out of it.