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

Tue Dec 14 10:43:48 UTC 2010
David Sommerseth <dazo at users.sourceforge.net>

On 14/12/10 05:46, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> 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. 

That's not so hard

> Learn it well

This is a lot harder

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

Most scripting languages are more scalable than shell, despite shell
being quite comprehensive.  But most other scripting languages (than
shell) can do the same advanced tasks quite simpler.

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

Quite so true.

kind regards,

David Sommerseth