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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce A. Tate

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...if you are a competent programmer who wants to grow. That claim might seem a little nebulous, but indulge me.

Learning to Learn

Dave Thomas is one of the founders of this publishing company. He has challenged thousands of students to learn a new language every year. At worst, by learning languages, you’ll learn to fold new concepts back into the code that you write in your chosen language.

Writing this book has had a profound impact on the Ruby code that I write. It is more functional and is easier to read with less repetition. I reach for mutable variables less and do a better job with code blocks and higher-order functions. I also use some techniques that are unconventional in the Ruby community, but they make my code more ...

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