Languages that never took off

Markus points us over to this great take from SoftwareDeveloper.com – what I find funny is that I remember when TWO of these products (Delphi and PowerBuilder) were touted as FoxPro killers.

Ghosts in the Machine: 12 Coding Languages That Never Took Off – Software Developer

I don’t know if I would agree with the entire list – but it was interesting to learn the final fate of VRML (which I had hoped would take off) but has now been supplanted with so many other technologies.

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  1. I’m glad to see they didn’t put VFP on there. It doesn’t deserve to be of course, but if you’re uninformed you might not know that.

    I can’t tell why brainfuck never took off. Imagine putting that on your resumé, “Yes I’m very good at brainfuck. I have three certs in brainfuck and impressed everyone with my brainfuck abilities.”

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