re: Why did you chose Programing Language XYZ? VIEW POST


My languages kind of chose me in the beginning. My first job my coworker had used some php to accomplish some tasks so I picked it up to continue automating some things. This eventually led us to build a marketing feed ingestion website which we wrote with Symfony/PHP/Python and gearman for async scaling. The web requires javascript so that came along for the ride.

Eventually I moved jobs and out of the silicon valley area (I mean who can afford that rent!?) and eventually discovered typescript. This was a glorious new way to write javascript. Very recently I had a chance to do something for a one of project and decided to use Go, which is very easy to learn. Then very recently I decided to take a modern C++ udemy class, though I have not yet done anything with C++.

Overall I would say transitioning languages is not that hard. They mostly share the same characteristics and you just need to figure out the exact syntax. I suspect the biggest thing that will make using C++ difficult is the fact that there is just so much syntax to remember.

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