- Mar 7, 2007
If your reaction to a programming language is that it cares to much about getting details right, programming is not for you.
My point was about overly aggressive syntax. If you equate that to me being an idiot, than it's you that may be the lesser programmer.
Chances are I've been programming a lot longer than you have, and it's nice to have a language that isn't so 'perfect'. Well, and updated so damn much...
At this point I'll be very, very surprised if you have any inkling of what COBOL even looked like.
Granted, it has been twenty some years since I used it. The place I worked at used COBOL, Dyl-280, and SAS. I loved SAS... Best programming language they had available. For what it was...
Swift is still a very young language and therefore is going through iterations quickly. But major languages changes should be stopping soon.
And as with most other languages, once you've learned the language and understood the core concepts, there is really no reason to buy printed books or follow courses for every new version any longer. In Java deprecated features are being phased out quiet slowly (too slowly), so you have enough time to upgrade. And BTW, Java is not dead at all. It rightfully is dead in the browser but otherwise it is still very strong.
Okay, my huge bitch about printed books, and ebooks is that Apple charges retail price for all of the ebooks I've looked at, or damn near retail price. I have almost been willing to buy a droid tablet and use the Amazon reader apps just to save like over 50% off some books for not using an Apple device.
Apple was sued over that too, I thought. Why should I pay hard in-my-hand retail price for a collection of bits that costs nothing to provide to me. I'm not sheap (well, um) but I'm not stupid (or I like to think I'm not) so paying FULL RETAIL for an ebook is ridiculous.
How do books look in the Nook reader app, or any other app?