What is your favorite programming language?

Ruby, because it's easy.

i don't mind saying i like something for that reason.

see, programming is a means to an end. what actually matters is solving problems that are painful enough for someone to pay you to make them go away.

and coding is just one way to solve a problem.

so when i encounter developers who "diss" one language or another, i know they're lost. they are what i call a Developer's Developer -- someone who writes code that begets the need to write more code.

enlightened developers write as little as possible to solve the problem and get paid. they don't care what language it takes to achieve that end.