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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce A. Tate

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Chapter 9Wrap-Up

Congratulations on making it through seven programming languages. Perhaps you’re expecting me to pick winners and losers in this chapter, but this book is not about winners and losers. It’s about discovering new ideas. You may have been like me early in my career, buried deeply in commercial projects in large teams with little imagination, the software factories of our generation. In such a world, my exposure to programming languages was extremely limited. I was like a 1970s movie lover in a small town with one theater, getting only the big-money blockbusters.

Since I started building software for myself, I feel like I’ve just discovered independent films. I’ve been able to make a living coding Ruby, but I’m not naive enough ...

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