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Developers describe C as "One of the most widely used programming languages of all time". . On the other hand, PowerShell is detailed as "A task automation and configuration management framework". A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.

C belongs to "Languages" category of the tech stack, while PowerShell can be primarily classified under "Shells".

Twitch, Blackfire.io, and OpenX are some of the popular companies that use C, whereas PowerShell is used by Rev.io, Nexosis, and Navitaire. C has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 251 developers stacks; compared to PowerShell, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 73 developer stacks.

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      Java
      Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
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      JavaScript
      JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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      HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
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      marcoalmeida
      marcoalmeida
      C
      C
      Go
      Go
      Rust
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      Python
      Python

      One important decision for delivering a platform independent solution with low memory footprint and minimal dependencies was the choice of the programming language. We considered a few from Python (there was already a reasonably large Python code base at Thumbtack), to Go (we were taking our first steps with it), and even Rust (too immature at the time).

      We ended up writing it in C. It was easy to meet all requirements with only one external dependency for implementing the web server, clearly no challenges running it on any of the Linux distributions we were maintaining, and arguably the implementation with the smallest memory footprint given the choices above.

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      Conor Myhrvold
      Conor Myhrvold
      Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber | 5 upvotes 398.9K views
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      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      Java
      Java
      C
      C

      Why Uber developed H3, our open source grid system to make geospatial data visualization and exploration easier and more efficient:

      We decided to create H3 to combine the benefits of a hexagonal global grid system with a hierarchical indexing system. A global grid system usually requires at least two things: a map projection and a grid laid on top of the map. For map projection, we chose to use gnomonic projections centered on icosahedron faces. This projects from Earth as a sphere to an icosahedron, a twenty-sided platonic solid. The H3 grid is constructed by laying out 122 base cells over the Earth, with ten cells per face. H3 supports sixteen resolutions: https://eng.uber.com/h3/

      (GitHub Pages : https://uber.github.io/h3/#/ Written in C w/ bindings in Java & JavaScript )

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      Dan Larsen
      Dan Larsen
      CTO at FlowStack | 7 upvotes 13.4K views
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      Rust
      Rust
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      Go

      At FlowStack we write most of our backend in Go. Go is a well thought out language, with all the right compromises for speedy development of speedy and robust software. It's tooling is part of what makes Go such a great language. Testing and benchmarking is built into the language, in a way that makes it easy to ensure correctness and high performance. In most cases you can get more performance out of Rust and C or C++, but getting everything right is more cumbersome.

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      papaver uses CC

      been programming in c for over a decade, since learning it in college. still use it for various low level projects. used it recently to develop an embedded application for a custom board.

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      micro systems uses CC

      The core of the arcapos applications is written in C, so are most of the Lua modules (bindings to various hardware or protocols).

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      Sqreen uses CC

      The Sqreen PHP agent is both a PHP extension, built in C, and a daemon built in Python.

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      POROWNEO.PL uses CC

      Axis2/c, rampart/c, savan/c, barbershop and custom php extensions.

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      Vaultize uses CC

      Used in backend and clients for performance heavy tasks.

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