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Discussion on: Learn a New Language: Ruby or Go?

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Madza

for future perspective definitely Go, for beautiful and easy to pick up syntax Ruby

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Luke Inglis

...for beautiful and easy to pick up syntax Ruby

Whenever anyone asks 'should I learn Ruby or X' I almost always answer X. Ruby is an incredibly easy language to pick up so spend your time learning something else and then if you ever need Ruby you can pick it up quickly.

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Madza

Fair enough, some even say the most appropriate 'first programming language' is Assembly. Get to know the core and then move up to higher languages with ease, based on necessity.

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Luke Inglis

I learned with C which certainly isn't quite so close to the metal. It is close enough to make me appreciate what higher level languages take care for you. It does help to be able to dip into the C source as one sometimes has to when digging around in Ruby.

I have written some Assembly but mostly just out of curiosity