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Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce Tate, Jack Moffitt, Frederic Daoud, Ian Dees

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The Dirty Map

I’ve taken many vacations with my family, and whenever we go somewhere special, we always sit the kids down and pull out the map, with all of its coffee stains and fragile fold lines. The goal is to start a conversation so that each voyager can generalize the lessons learned. Eventually, we want our kids to answer for themselves one question: “What does this trip tell you about the world that you didn’t know before?” For this journey, your lessons may be different from mine, but these are some of the trends that I notice.

The Type Pendulum Swings Again

When I started working with Ruby, many developers were rebelling against the type system in Java. I was a hard-core proponent of dynamic typing. My stance has softened over time, ...

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