Programming I – Discussions on languages

There were two very good discussions on Slashdot (http://www.slashdot.org/) recently about which programming languages to use. One posted the question of whether Visual Basic was a good beginner’s language, and the other was a discussion about Ruby on Rails. The Visual Basic discussion was especially interesting to me, there were a lot of posts on the ins & outs of different languages, the best uses of different languages, and the programming habits that are required and/or encouraged by different languages.

Anyway, here are the links:
Visual Basic as beginner language?? – http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/06/03/07/2046258.shtml
Ruby on Rails – http://developers.slashdot.org/developers/06/03/08/0241237.shtml

Some additional links are:
Ruby home page – http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/
Python home page – http://www.python.org/
O’Reilly’s home page – http://www.oreilly.com/
A wikipedia entry on Abstract Data Types – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_data_type

And while I’m talking about computers, here is an article about why Windows Vista is a resource hog and will probably suck for quite some time – http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT8288296398.html

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