| ||Ask HN: Learning multiple languages vs. mastering one|
157 points by trtobe 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 131 comments |
I am interested in distributed system/data engineering and also in finding easily new well payed job. I know it's not possible to learning and master them all in a short time so I would like to pick 2. What I am struggling the most is how well to evaluate the language and get the best from it. Each time I pick one I end up giving up after 2 weeks as I always go back to Java.
The way I evaluate is simply by going to project euler and go through the problems from 1 to 20 then I don't know the next step to take from there. I find myself going through the crazy articles comparing languages and lose focus and give up.
Would be appreciated if you can share how you manage to focus on learning a new language or if it's worth at all learning/moving to a new language.
Update: forgotten also to ask what language do you advice and in 1/2 sentences why.
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