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DevMike
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Why can't I pick a programming language and just stick with it? Anyone else constantly exploring new languages?

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  • 7
    Because there's no perfect language?

    And how constantly are you exploring new ones? Monthly once is fine
  • 3
    About to learn Dart
  • 6
    Because programming languages are beautiful and there is many of them. I love learning them too.
  • 8
    Because they are fun to learn, but not that fun to solve actual problems.
  • 6
    New languages give me new ideas
  • 3
    It’s good to know more than one language. Some languages preform better in certain scenarios or maybe there’s a way that is quicker/easier to write.
  • 2
    Oh yes, I tend to do that too
  • 3
    Thank you, guys! You have put my mind at ease! I thought I was the only one for a second. I always see people saying, CHOOSE A LANGUAGE AND STICK TO IT! I find that SO boring and somewhat counter active.
  • 2
    I'm a pretty strong advocate for "learn at least one language deeply". Many of the "deeper truths" you pick up are transferrable to tons of other languages, and you're unlikely to pick them up by staying shallow in even a very large number of languages.

    But no reason to stick to just N languages forever. Always keep learnin.
  • 1
    Easy fix: just get a job programming in primarily one language and then after work you will be too burned out to try anything new!
  • 0
    Polyglot programmers the future. These jobs man require 3-4 languages now days caus everyone’s taking the micro serviced approach
  • 1
    @asgs Rust is the perfect language :)
  • 0
    Yes.

    Rust is next on my list.
  • 0
    @asgs C is perfect.
  • 0
    Nop, Explored when I was still at school:

    Java, C, C++, Basic (Various versions), Assembler (MC68000 and x86), PhP, JavaScript, Pascal.

    (Side note : I made an HTML app in Delphi with full connectivity between JavaScript and Pascal code about 16 years ago, way before Electron, chromium and co and I realized fast that it is a worst possible approach for app development)

    Now It's C#/TypeScript and that's it. Maybe some powershell/other shell when I really need to make a script and can’t use C#.

    Scala, go, ruby, python, perl and co don't even interest me. I don't even want to try.
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