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cygnus8201yThe last time I read a book on programming language was back in college.
To top that I think social media has reduced our attention span so much that even reading a blog with a few hundred words feels like a marathon. People *usually* prefer consuming videos.
Hazarth80501yNot me, the language doesn't really matter, you can learn a language just by using google. It's much more useful to read about programming approaches and patterns in general
seldom. Programming code changes so quickly (or better frameworks sort of take over)
nowadays, technology evolves so fast, the book is outdated before it is printed.
donuts242781yI read/skim them for learning a new language.
Much better than googling "how do I write a .... In ..." for every syntax or finding out the language has/doesn't have a feature.
Yes Python... and JS....
dmoen2211yThey are all outdated before printed.
But you can still get some good understanding on the basics of the language if you read a book, just ignore recommendations from the author on when/how to use certain language features.
@donuts What was your first language? How long have you been coding? May I ask?
donuts242781y@c3r38r170 started with VB when I was a kid and did some C#.
Professionally Java, Python, JS.
So either 10 or 25 years.
@donuts Okok, I see your point now. Thank you!
asgs109671y@cygnus videos are harder than books for me unless I can play it at 4x without losing the speech
Crost41681yI read one on .net core and C# as the framework is massive and I just didn't know where to start. It was a good decision, if extremely fucking boring.
matt-jd10841yDepends on, some hardware close stuff like C I do frequently use the K&R book as a reference and the latest decently supported VHDL version is like 2002/2008 unless you're doing asics
cjde2254401y@cygnus I read books, just never programming language books - it seems futile
Genuine question, who reads programming books focused on a language?