Jun 292012

I purchased the book Seven Languages in Seven Weeks from The Pragmatic Bookshelf earlier this week. I’d heard about this book in multiple blogs, and the languages it covers:

  • Ruby
  • IO
  • Prolog
  • Scala
  • Erlang
  • Clojure
  • Haskell

are all “hot” languages that I thought it would be good for me to have some familiarity with. I’ve got about seven weeks left before classes begin again in September, so this seemed like the perfect time to try this.

Today’s task was to install all seven languages. I’m going to be away from the Internet at times, so I figured I had better download all the language environments and make sure they are working, then I can work on the exercises whether I have network access or not.

I’ll try to write more as I work with each language.