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The right programing language ?

This question is frequently asked by the guys that start diving in the programming world.
And the answer to it is the same as the answer of the many other questions that contain “Which is the right … “.

         It depends on what you want to achieve!

It is absolutely true answer – everything depends on the goals.
But the thing that always is important is the communication language.
Yes, team working is communication. No matter how good are the developers, they can’t do big thing alone - they need work in team and one team is good when the communication language is right.
And I don’t write this hoping some of my managers will read it  – no. I have tested it by myself.


Good communication with the colleagues and perfect English are the most important in the daily team work. Speaking, writing email, discussing approaches or giving suggestions for something – it's all communication.
And I’ll give you two real examples that make me really believe that perfect English is one of the most important thing.



The words “hesitate” and “guys” change the way I’m writing emails.

This week my colleague who is also a project manager on the SharePoint projects has a day off. On the next day when he back, he came to me and asked – Why have you written this ?
                       !!!????? No idea what he was talking about !
And he showed me my email masterpiece. The previous day, I had sent email to our scrum master (who is also our SharePoint consultant )  asking him for some information and I had written:

        " ... Can we get from the gays in the  XXX (one department)  the information about …"

Until this moment, I have never known that gay and guy are different words – really, I don’t know this. I didn’t believe I had written something wrong and after I checked in Google Translator the difference between gay and guy I understood what I have done.
Fortunately, the man in Norway  has seen this and forward only my questions on the guys in this department, so nothing happen.

I have also had similar situation when I worked in Telerik.
As a junior developer, main part of my job was to be a support on one web control. In an email to our customer I have forgot one word in the pattern for replaying and thanks to the man who approved the tickets, my version of the mail didn’t reach the customers.

The word “hesitated” was some how difficult to me and I always leave the difficult words in my email for the end – when I reread the email and fix the mistakes.Very very bad approached.  I have written:

     Hello.

     Thank you for contacting us.

          ( some explanation of the issue )

     If you have any question or need further assistance, don’t      contact me again.


     Best wishes,
     Dimcho


So my opinion is that the perfect communication language is the best programming language.


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