What are your professional interests in the library? You should pick a
language that is relevant and a useful tool for doing what interests you.
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Rosalyn Metz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I discovered (i think through a code4libber) the other day a great
> series of videos on learning python. It was put out by Google as part
> of a series they do for their employees.
> I myself don't know Python (i wish i did), but that section of the
> page seems the most robust. That in conjunction with a book might be
> useful. And if your partner knows it, all the better.
> Also we've had this debate in the past. Maybe taking a look in the
> code4lib archives might also be useful.
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:24 PM, jenny <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > A newly-minted library school grad who has up to this point focused my
> > studies on Rare Books and Book Arts, I've been interested in getting
> > back into some programming--I took two classes in college
> > (VisualBASIC), have a smattering of web design and php, MySQL,
> > exposure, but I'd like to try my hand at teaching myself a language in
> > my free time. My partner is a former dotcom programmer (now studying
> > neuroscience) and has offered to assist when needed, so I'm not
> > completely on my own (thank goodness).
> > My question is, where would you recommend I would begin? What's hot
> > right now in the library world? Python, PERL, Ruby? Any advice you'd
> > have for a beginner like me or even recommendations for online courses
> > would be extremely appreciated
> > JC