How to Keep Up With New Programming Languages


In our latest Ask a Dev video, web developer Robert Williams shares his tips on keeping up with programming languages when it seems like a new one comes out almost every day

Even with all the new languages, a solid basis for web programming is still JavaScript. It’s been around for two decades, and this primary language of the Internet isn’t going anywhere. New developments come out all the time, with technologies like Node and Phantom that allow developers to use the language on a server, as well as new APIs that continue to extend its reach

A good way to keep up is by attending talks and meetups, reading up on sites like Stack Overflow, and making use of the great online open source community. Overall, he advises developers not to worry too much about what language they start with, saying, “the important part is to get started and keep learning.” Read more…

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