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New Language?

  1. Feb 9, 2014 #1
    I'm thinking of building my own site with a new language. I'm thinking of Elixir. But I'm curious what else is out there that might be fun to play with.

    I'm violating the single responsibility here, but another question. How do you get started on a new language? Do you read a book? Or do you start building something you like and figure it out along the way?
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2014
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 10, 2014 #2
    People learn in different ways, but I start with example code, a good reference source, and the development environment.
    It's very common to start with a simple "Hello World!" program - just so that you know you understand the basics about you development environment. Then find some fun stuff from the examples or from the reference material and, one feature at a time, get that stuff to work.
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