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Re: Learning ***** as a second language

by BaldPenguin (Friar)
on Aug 12, 2005 at 14:41 UTC ( #483291=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Learning ***** as a second language

Having lived in both worlds, though currently residing in developer land, I can say that there are many advatanges to learning some if not many of the other languages.

First, I have been coding for close to 10 years now. Relatively young compared to some of my esteemed brethren. In those years, I started with BASIC, then on to Visual Basic, JavaScript, ASP and then Perl. Then I became a moved over to what some would say is the dark side. Going through a rough time in the dot.bomb phase, my company had given me charge of a team of developers. Good guys, but no one knew Perl, 'oh and BTW the next project will be in Java, Have Fun!', I learned Java. And then on to C# and others. To cut the story short, all of them made me a better Perl programmer.Learning how to do, or not to do, the same sames in other languages can give you a better grasp of the patterns and methods you need as a developer,

Now, as a SysAdmin, I have a not-so-new word for you, JavaScript. I know most people think this is just for web sites, but it actually goes further. M$ is using javascript as a scripting language that is replacing batch files, and they are using it in OO style. Give it a thought, using JS in that manner can be more challenging.

Whatever you choose, have fun with it. If you don't have fun, you won't like it.

Don
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