re: I'm envious :( In just the past week, I've worked with Java (backend and Android), perl, javascript (ES5...bleh), and Objective-C (iOS), while als...

Yikes! That's a jumble! At work my toolset is a little broader than what I would like but that's largely due to the mix of developers and our historic codebase - in side projects I like to keep it spartan.

And I agree, it's been incrementally easier to pick up each new language after knowing additional ones - I still really want to dive into something like a purely functional language just to learn it but not really to apply it.

A "native tongue" is hugely important; mine is Go but at work I tend to use Java more (although I can't stand the POM.xml for Maven lol).

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