I'm lucky enough that I can take my time on lockdown to build some backlogged projects, draft some posts and develop some new skills, one thing I've been thinking about is learning some core concepts of a new language.
After looking at what I enjoy, what's popular and what's actually used, I've narrowed it down to Ruby and Go,
So many tools I love to use are built with Ruby and loads of great websites are written in Rails. Makes me think there's some real utility there I could start leveraging in my own solutions, not to mention Rails opens a new avenue for webdev!
The only hold-ups I have, it's not got a popular reputation locally, there are a few product teams that use it and talk regularly about how there's not many jobs in it and that they hope to migrate to something else...
And again a lot of great tools and services are being built in it or things that were once Python (still my fav) are being ported to Go now, it seems a little less broad spectrum of services built with it?
I'm leaning towards Go, but want some input, I know very few people who actively use either to draw from, anything I've found normally has a strong agenda, so I want to ask here, see what people think and crowdsource some opinions!
Which would you recommend starting with and why?
or if you've any strong experiences working on either, think one is easier to learn etc etc