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Discussion on: "Learn at least one new language every year" is bad advice

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Kay Gosho

Thank you for the great post.
I agree with your opinion. Doing basic tutorial does not make sense for writing production-level code. We might get able to write "Hello world" but it does not help solving the real world problems.

Indeed, I also think learning other paradigm language is a good experience for developers.
As a PHP developer I have solved problems with Object Oriented approach for a long time. One day I learned Haskell for my hobby. Haskell is far from PHP so writing FizzBuzz was even difficult for me at that time.

As I learned Haskell's functional, declarative and type-safe approach I can write robuster code even in PHP now.

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Blaine Osepchuk Author

Thanks for reading.

That's awesome, Kaz. That's how it's supposed to work.