[CentOS] OT: programming language for morons (newbie friendly language in Open Source world)

Tue Dec 14 04:46:36 UTC 2010
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Sven Aluoor <aluoor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks
> I have more than 12 years experience with UNIX system administration,
> but I am too stupid for programming. My only programming experience is
> shell scripting. I tried to learn Java, but don't understand it
> because it is too complicated for my limited brainpower.
> What programming language should I learn?
> A friend said that C-Sharp (Mono) is very simple. Is this true?

Learn Perl. Learn it well: it's far more flexible and more scalable
than shell, but doesn't ignore your hardwon lessons completely.

A competent Perl programmer who has learned to *check their error
conditions* is worth their weight oyster-crafted gemstones.