Day 2: The Sausage King

Think back to Ferris Bueller for a moment. In the movie, the middle-class high-school student represented himself as the sausage king of Chicago in a classic bluff. He got a great table in a great restaurant because he was willing to bend the rules. If you’re coming from a Java background and you liked it, you’re thinking about what could have happened—too much freedom is not always a good thing. Bueller probably deserved to be thrown out. In Io, you’re going to need to relax a little and take advantage of the power. If you’re coming from a Perl scripting background, you probably liked Bueller’s bluff because of the result of the bluff. If you’ve traditionally played things a little fast and loose, you’re going to have ...

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