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Peteface_pragsmall
12 Oct 2010, 16:14
Peter Clark (2 posts)

Hi:

I’m starting a reading group at work, going through the beta book one day per week (so it’ll really be 7 langs in ~22 weeks). I’m curious if anyone else has done this and has advice to offer, or if anyone is contemplating it and would be interested in our progress.

Best, Pete

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16 Dec 2011, 15:37
Kevin Brown (2 posts)

Peter, how did this go? I was thinking of doing something like it.

Peteface_pragsmall
30 Dec 2013, 04:43
Peter Clark (2 posts)

Hi Kevin:

OK, so this is ~2 years late… it went great. A group of about 9 people read through the whole book. We spent an hour each week discussing the language and programming assignments for the week, comparing notes, and talking about how the languages in question compared to our day-to-day work in java and ruby. Highly recommended, and I think the whole 7 in 7 weeks series makes for great reading-group fodder. We started in on 7 databases in 7 weeks right before I took a new job, so I don't know how that panned out, but I expected it to be a good read.

Best, Pete

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