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[ale] semi [OT] making learning ruby programming fun?
- Subject: [ale] semi [OT] making learning ruby programming fun?
- From: leamhall at gmail.com (Leam Hall)
- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:58:39 -0400
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Well, I'm looking at it a bit differently. It takes 10 years, on
average, to get really good at most anything. Thus, what I want to be
doing in 10 years influences what I'm learning today.
Following that logic I'd recommend looking at the domains the languages
are best at and picking the language that is in your favorite domain.
Want to be a web guy? PHP hands down. Performant applications? C. Next
generation systems code? I'm betting Go will be the C++ of the next decade.
For my own self I'm happy being a Linux/Unix guy right now but want to
grow my systems engineering skills. So the short list for me is Python
and C, with Go in the back of my head. I'd rather learn C first and then
Go so that I'm able to access the body of knowledge built up and then
translate it better.
I will also note that Python seems to have pushed Java out of the hearts
of academia. Fine by me!