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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce A. Tate

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Chapter 1Introduction

People learn spoken languages for different reasons. You learned your first language to live. It gave you the tools to get through your everyday life. If you learned a second language, the reasons could be very different. Sometimes, you might have to learn a second language to further your career or adapt to a changing environment. But sometimes you decide to conquer a new language not because you have to but because you want to learn. A second language can help you encounter new worlds. You may even seek enlightenment, knowing every new language can shape the way you think.

So it is with programming languages. In this book, I will introduce you to seven different languages. My goal is not to make a motherly demand like ...

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