View Full Version : How to tell what language an application is written in?

Coastal Web
09-27-2007, 02:19 AM
Greetings folks, l had a quick question that l was hoping somone would be able to help me out with. I was wondering if there is a way to find out what programming language was used to create any given software application on your computer. For instance l have this software: http://articlesubmitter.imwishlist [dot] com

and l wanted to know if it was created with C++, Java, VB? --

If anyone could tell me how to figure this kind of thing out because l've got a few other software apps that l'd like to know what was used to create them as well.


09-29-2007, 11:53 PM
Unless you have some source code, you really can't be totally sure what language was used... The main thing is understanding what languages can be used to develop a like application...


Coastal Web
10-01-2007, 03:37 AM
Hello Sage,

Thank you so much for your feedback; l sure with there was an easy way to figure out what was used to create some of these things - l have a few ideas myself but l need to figure out what would be the best application/language to learn in order to put these ideas into action and create some apps of my own....


10-01-2007, 07:02 AM
It really depends on your current knowledge level.

Some would recommend that if you have no prior programming experience that you start with java, others would recommend C/C++.

The primary thing is to ensure that you learn about Object Oriented Programming. C/C++ and Java are both OOP programming languages.


10-02-2007, 12:52 AM
if its java it ends with .jar

if its perl it ends with .pl

MOSTLY everything else is .exe

all code doesnt matter, if it compiles to exe it means that it compiled into your computer language that your computer understands.

other codes either need specific things that make your computer understand it.

10-02-2007, 01:15 AM
MOSTLY everything else is .exe

What about on Linux?