Okay, so this isn’t one of “those” blogs. Or maybe it is. I’ll let you decide.
When I was a graduate student, I realized that it’s far too easy for some of us to fall into programming ruts. Always using the same language in the same way, never adventuring into the unknown. I found it particularly interesting that this is so common in the field of physics. I guess there’s not much time for language experimentation when you’re in a mad dash to uncover the secrets of the universe before some other guy beats you to the punch.
But, as impossible as it may sound, I think more of us need to make time. So that’s exactly what I plan on doing.
For the next month, I’ll sell my soul to a new programming language. 30 days, 30 different projects. Hopefully by the end of it, I’ll have some idea of what I’m doing. That’s the goal, anyway. And if this ends up working out, maybe I’ll tackle something new next month.
Happy coding, friends.