[Nottingham] Which programming language (RE: O'Reilly Books)

Camilo Mesias camilo at mesias.co.uk
Thu Aug 2 12:42:37 BST 2007

> And there is your weakness.  Learning a new computer language is like
> learning a new spoken language.  You will discover new and interesting
> ways of thinking that were not necessarily obvious in your previous
> language(s).  To me this is the most important part of learning a new
> language - making you to think outside the box.  A change of syntax is
> neither here nor there.

Good point - I thought that was interesting. No-one has mentioned
javascript yet. I have done some coding in it for fun and although it
seems straightforward there is a lot of depth and there are
interesting issues to face.

Things like asynchronous behaviour, event handling as well as the DOM
make it interesting, and the ability to make useful web pages makes it


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