Saw this on Amazon and was immediately attracted to it. The author claims to provide a crash course on seven different programming languages, each with very different programming paradigms: OOP, functional, prototyping, etc. The languages are:
I’m part-way through Ruby now, and it’s proving to be pretty interesting. It seems like it has a lot of the quick slice-and-dice functionality of Python with different shortcuts here and there. Code blocks are interesting. I’m really weirded out by methods with ! and ? in them though; it reminds me of Perl. However, I do like how it’s easy to do things in place with “!”.
I might jump around to different languages when I finish Ruby. Also, considering I’m done with two out of five chapters on Ruby in only a couple hours, I bet I can finish the book in a month.