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ferf
#1 Mar 13 2018 12:10pm
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Starting java, how long till u think to learn another language? 2 years? Python or SQL would be next...
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#2 Mar 13 2018 03:14pm
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Quote (ferf @ 13 Mar 2018 14:10)
Starting java, how long till u think to learn another language? 2 years? Python or SQL would be next...


any other languages you know? Is java the first time you are exposed to a programming language? will you be writing in java 8 hours a day 40 hours a week in a professional environment? Are you good at problem solving? Too many variables, no idea how long it will take you. Could be 6 months, could take 4 years.
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#3 Mar 13 2018 03:28pm
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Gotchya thanks.... and yes java is my first pretty much
Probably spending 2-6 hours per day....and yes i'm good at problem solving, i think ;)
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#4 Mar 14 2018 12:20pm
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Most recent was Go, took me about 2 days to be comfortable and about a week before i stopped consulting google for basic language quirks

map[string]interface{} is all i see now xd
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#5 Mar 15 2018 06:07pm
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Once you learn one language well the next ones are easy. Really easy.

Unless it's a different paradigm, like going from a OOP language to a functional language that might take more effort.
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#6 Mar 16 2018 11:57pm
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Aim for quality, not quantity. Not how many you know but how well you know them.

I know (the basics of) more languages than I will even need to use. Mostly because usually, other languages are better or more fitting for a particular task.

You might want to just glimpse over languages to see what kind of syntax exists out there, and I would suggest to start learning a language if you have a particular task in mind which warrants that language; or an end-goal in mind, like a job at a particular company or in a particular field.

I think python next is a good call.

Don't even worry about SQL; it's basically English. You will only be using a handful of lines per project, if you use a database to store data. It is only used to obtain data from a database or modify it.

This post was edited by rx7drifter on Mar 17 2018 12:05am
waraholic
#7 Mar 17 2018 09:54pm
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Quote (spaceleak @ Mar 15 2018 07:07pm)
Once you learn one language well the next ones are easy. Really easy.

Unless it's a different paradigm, like going from a OOP language to a functional language that might take more effort.


OOP and functional programming are not mutually exclusive
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