Mark Dain What's everyone doing for 2016? I'm going to try to follow this list:
Adam Douglas I'm just going to work. Get promoted. Delegate. Fix results of delegated assignments. Occasionally sleep. See if Perl 6 is anything less than pointless. Possibly work on some Erlang project to learn the language. That's it.
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Mark Dain Yeah I'm tempted to learn Erlang, or the reboot project, Elixir, which I believe is an easier Erlang that runs on the Erlang VM
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Adam Douglas I'm more tempted by vanilla Erlang, but that's just me. Elixir looks interesting but I already got my feet wet with Erlang a while back and I'd prefer to just resume where I left off, even if it's more laborious. I usually just get my hands dirty writing a tiny app and if I find that the code flows naturally after some guided development, I tend to stick with it. C#, if a language and I don't get along quickly, I usually abandon it. The exception is PHP, which I am forced to work with despite the fact that I harbour only disdain for it and its continued proponents in the world of web development.
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Mark Dain Yeah I have a love/hate relationship with PHP. Have you tried PHP 7 with composer, autoloading, PHP Mess Detector, and an error handler that catches E_ALL? Doing that it feels more like a real language. I then added unit testing and PHPdoc (both controlled by a Makefile) which probably helps to make it feel real too. I went another step further and setup `make build` to run the syntax checker on every file + PHPMD. If any errors were found, it'd rewrite it so Vim/Xcode/whatever would highlight the line. Maybe I'll make a video on how I write PHP. It's very different
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