Are you learning a new language in 2019? Share your story.

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My next is Go. I've been having more "maker" than "manager" time recently, so getting back into prototyping potential new Semaphore features.

Ruby has been my go-to language for years, but when the use case is system software, it's hard to beat a tiny, self-contained, portable binary. Or a 10MB Docker image.

What about you?

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I'm actually going to stick with TypeScript, but learn it to a more in-depth level. I use TypeScript for my Angular projects, but I would like to be able to also create Node APIs in TypeScript. So that's what I'm looking to learn in 2019


Same here, @stephenradams . TypeScript is amazing :-)
My challenge for 2019: 100% TDD


Go is awesome! It was my first new language 2018. I made a game-prototype with it, and some smaller programs like a favicon-to-ascii-converter.

Also, end of last year I did a bit Elixir, and really liked what I saw! Did some advent-of-codes with it and went through Dave Thomas' course. Let's see if I'll have a use-case someday.

2019: Swift, Math/CS-Fundamentals, maybe Elm

This year started with Swift/Cocoa for me. I wanted to redo an Electron-App I made for image-perspective-correction natively. It took me much less time (as JS-dev) than the Electron-version and it's so much faster! It was fun to learn Swift and right now I'm going through a MacOS-Dev-course.

Additionally I really really need to work at least a bit on CS-fundamentals. There's a Math-for-Devs book I peaked into and I'm planning on working through it. I have an OK basic knowledge but I'm mostly self-taught.


Re. fundamentals, I'd recommend getting to know how the computer and operating system work from scratch. I've seen many newcomers who lack that knowledge hit a wall in terms of what problems they can solve and how much they can advance as developers. The work of Tanenbaum is a classic.


And thanks again, it's a very good book. I'm just at page 60 and already it helped connect lots of bits of knowledge I had previously to the bigger picture.


As part of my perhaps too ambitious goals for 2019 I am going to attempt to get through 6 courses on Udemy. Among them are courses in Go and Rust. I am mainly a Ruby developer at work so I wanted to learn something for system programming as well.


Well I finished the last year learning flutter becuase I got bored using ReactNative. So Flutter uses Dart as programming lenguage so the last year I didn't have enough time to learn it.

Well in my 2019 trello todo list I've "Learn Dart" I bought a course in Udemy but the main goal is release my first app creatted with flutter.


Learning while having a project you're passionate about = success


I would like to learn Go or Rust, but struggle with what I'd use them for. I could do python but I object to its positional structure


Yeah, personally I’ve never learned a new language without a concrete project that I wanted to start with as soon as I get the basics.


Actually I've been reading a great article on here about Go and a companion chrome extension that might be just the ticket


I'm taking on Dart (Flutter to be exact) this year :) going to rewrite one of my existing React Native apps to Flutter to learn it


Precisely this year I don't want to learn any new language, I want to boost my current skills :)


That’s great! Anything you want to focus on in particular?


I don't really know yet, I only can tell that I want to improve my js world knowledge, better rest express apps and better and fast angular builds. Ah well, and finish college, 1 exam left. :)


I'm still learning angular
Try to learn solidity


Learning Kotlin with Spring Boot while doing a side project with some work friends. Been working with Spring Boot Java for about 6 months now and Kotlin is a nice change of pace for a side project.

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