Developers Overwhelmed by New Programming Languages

Tech Crunch is reporting that many developers these days are intimidated by the sheer number of programming languages. They’re dubbing the psychological phenomenon “Developaralysis.” Although many developers have mastered old, trusty languages such as Java, Ruby, MySQL, and C++, and are able to perform proficiently and artfully in all of them, they feel overwhelmed by the new onslaught of languages such as Erlang, Clojure, Rust, Scala, Julia, Scheme, Swift, and OCaml. And to be frank, I’m pretty sure some of those are sexually transmitted diseases. All I know is that a woman named Julia may have... (read more)

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