Io, Io, it’s off to work we go

The second language covered in Seven Languages in Seven Weeks is Io. If you’re like me and enjoy Googling for help learning a new language, this one is tough. The only real sources of information about Io seem to be the official website and answers to the questions raised in this very book. As of this writing, there’s only 39 questions tagged with “iolanguage” on StackOverflow (compare to Ruby’s 71,477). Continue Reading

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Ruby == Mary Poppins

Prior to reading Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, my exposure to Ruby was very limited. In a “hands on” sense, my only experience was installing Graylog2, a log management package. It is written in Ruby and I needed to work with Rake to get it installed. This wasn’t hard as PHP’s Composer draws heavy inspiration from Rake. Continue Reading

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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks

I always recommended Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years to junior developers as a path to expand their skills. With some gentle prodding from a friend, I’ve decided that it’s time to take some of my own advice and focus on one of the recommendations from that article: Continue Reading

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