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.
Written by Scott Williams who lives and works in sunny Phoenix, AZ. Twitter is also a place.