So I’ve decided to get back into programming. It’s pretty touch when I’ve had a bit of a love hate relationship with it. I love it because I can do stuff which is cool, but I hate it because I’ve never really enjoyed programming. I always find it so frustrating. Not the programming in itself, but more that there are so many different ways that I get easily distracted, and instead of delivering that minimum viable functionality, I’ve instead gotten side tracked on the best way to state variables, or something silly like that.
I’m trying out Opa (http://opalang.org/learn.xmlt) which is a new language specifically designed for distributed web applications. It’s pretty different from PHP and SQL and Apache config files, but it’s designed to replace all of that. Focus on one language and the compiler does the rest. I’ll let you all know how it goes!