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May 06, 2010

This is bordering on email forward territory, but it’s my blog and if you don’t like it, go play in the traffic.

“Which programming language should I learn first?” Depends. To program in an expressive and powerful language: Python To get a website up quickly: PHP To mingle with programmers who call themselves “rockstars”: Ruby. To really learn to program: C. To achieve enlightenment: Scheme. To feel depressed: SQL To drop a chromosome: Microsoft Visual Basic To get a guaranteed, mediocre, but well paying job writing financial applications in a cubicle under fluorescent lights: Java. To do the same thing with certifications and letters after your name: C# To achieve a magical sense of childlike wonder that you have a hard time differentiating from megalomania: Objective C

I could go on… but I’m not feeling hateful enough today.

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Scott Williams

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