"Scripting languages have long been regarded by the programming world as poor country cousins, somehow inferior to the "real" programming languages. Yet, according to Evans Data Corp.'s Fall 2004 North American Development Survey, a lot of "real" programmers are adding scripting to their arsenals of programming tools. The research firm reports that over 41 percent of the 666 developers surveyed use Perl, 32 percent use PHP, and 15.6 percent use Python, with considerable overlap (other scripting languages were not included in the questionnaire)." read more HERE