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Rahul Shivsharan
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Hi there, I want SUGGESTION, can anybody please tell me which another Programming language should i start practising . Right now i'm a Java developer , and i am an intermediate in Java, so which new Programming language will be good so that i can grasp easily. Which one will be good out of these Ruby,Scala,Groovy,Python,Clojure or Perl

My Knowlegde in Java is ie. i have worked on , Core Java, JSP, Servlet, Struts 1.3 , Hibernate 3.0
 
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Please use color and bold sparingly in your posts for emphasis. I have adjusted the post to be more readable.
 
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ok sir , but please suggest me
 
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That isn't really a question anyone can answer for you. Where do your interests lie? Which of those languages intrigues you? Have you done any research on any of them?
 
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Why not COBOL or FORTRAN? There are a lot of programs written in those languages and knowing them would probably make you very marketable. (This goes back to Bear's query as to what your objective is in learning another language.)
 
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I wanted to ask is , which one of the above Programming language will give weight to my resume, ie. which one is more popular in the current market and wihich one will be a great hit in the feature . What about RUBY or GROOVY
 
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COBOL is extemely popular and will make your "resume" very heavy.
 
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A presenter at a recent Java Symposium said that we should learn one new language every year.
Which language?
Any smart person would answer your question with a question, as the others here have. I agree with them that you need to describe what you are after. You said "add more weight to resume". That all depends. If you want a resume that says you'd be a good candidate to try and figure out all the obfuscated PERL code that some other developer left behind, then learn PERL.

Anyway, you should learn Ruby. It's what you want. It's what every white boy off the lake wants. It has a fairly wide code base and vibrant community. More importantly, it is different enough from Java that you will learn a lot about how languages are designed. This will make you a better Java programmer.

Start with Ruby Koans

 
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Thank you Tim, now i will definetly go for RUBY
 
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Rahul,
Like Bear mentioned before, go easy on the color will you?
 
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I'm now learning Flex - very popular and easy language.
 
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but for learning flex do we need to know actionscript 3.0
 
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Yep, you will be learning ActionScript while learning Flex.
 
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stanislav bashkirtsev wrote:Yep, you will be learning ActionScript while learning Flex.


So what material are you using for your studying? I picked up a copy of Flex 3 In Action. I like the examples, and from my early taste, if you're already familiar with OO languages, e.g., Java , ActionScript isn't hard to grasp. I have very little experience with JavaScript and hoping that's a good thing in my case. I hear having to rewire yourself from JS to Flex can be a hassle.

~Karl

 
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There is no any really good books on Flex. I read OReilly Learning Flex 3 Jun 2008 for knowing core. And then I will continue with this book. But one experienced developer said me that the main knowledge I would gain only from my own experience.
 
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