[thelist] What's a Programmer To Do?

Hassan Schroeder hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 09:53:29 CDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 6:22 AM, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com> wrote:

> ... I miss programming.

> I would also consider Ruby on Rails I suppose, but
> there would be more of a learning curve there.
> ... --I *may* be ready for a change. :)

Sounds like it to me. And yes, there's always a learning curve, but
isn't that the whole point?  :-)

Even if you wind up going back to PHP at some point, once you've
immersed yourself in another language, whether it's Ruby, Smalltalk,
Haskell, Lua -- you'll totally think about programming differently.

And using a platform like Rails will likely change your way of thinking
about other things like TDD, version control, the entire development

I'd personally recommend Rails, but try *something* -- what have you
got to lose but ennui and limited horizons?  :-)

Have fun!
Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com

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