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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce A. Tate

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Method to the Madness

Most of the time, when I’m learning a new programming language or framework, I’ll look for a quick interactive tutorial. My goal is to experience the language in a controlled environment. If I want, I can go off script and explore, but I’m basically looking for a quick jolt of caffeine, a snapshot of syntactic sugar, and core concepts.

But usually, the experience is not fulfilling. If I want to get the true flavor of a language that is more than a subtle extension of one I already know, a short tutorial is never going to work. I need a deep, fast dive. This book will give you such an experience not once but seven times. You’ll find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the typing model? Typing is strong (Java) ...

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