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I finally am getting around to learning Golang (yay!) and JavaScript (meh!)

And once again I’m reminded that most language tutorials assume this is your first language. There’s got to be something between “learn x in y minutes” and “here let me teach you how to program, incidentally in x”

@darrenpmeyer Yeah that's SUPER frustrating I agree.

If you want a super quick no nonsense intro to any popular language, I recommend the "Learn X in Y Minutes" page: learnxinyminutes.com/ - it's more or less comprehensive depending on which language, but can be a good bootstrap when that's all you need.

@feoh as I said:

> There’s got to be something between “learn x in y minutes” and “here let me teach you how to program, incidentally in x”

@darrenpmeyer My apologies. Poor reading comprehension. Demerits.

@darrenpmeyer To that explicit end, I often find "X for Y Programmers" much more concise.

@darrenpmeyer At least on golang, I find the language reference spec to be quite welcoming: golang.org/ref/spec (or maybe I've been doing too many languages in the past and I'm now fine with just getting the diff every time).

@drahflow oh, that IS nice. Though I still keep hoping to find something akin to the Perl Cookbook for any given language I want to pick up.

@darrenpmeyer hah try to lean javascript via google sheets .... **gun in mouth**

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