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Learn Ruby or groovy or somethign else

 
andy kumar
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Hi,

I have been java/jee coding for some time now and I just want to do something new like ROR or groovy....any ideas or suggestions on this.

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If you have a particular project in mind, it may help to make the decision as one language may have features the others lack.
If you are just playing around, I don't think there's much difference. That said, Groovy is "javaesque", so it may be easier to pick up.
I use a lot of Python, both on the job and off. It's a scripting language on steroids when I don't want to bother with BASH and it's a lighter weight OO language when I don't want to code up a full-scale Java app. It was fairly easy to pick up and be productive with. Here is a good starter book (free PDF)
 
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