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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

JavaScript book next?

While I'm writing the next revision of my Python book, I'm curious what people would like to see after, or instead of, this revision. What language would you like me to cover?

I'm figuring JavaScript will be a popular choice, as it ties in so well with the web-centric design philosophy, as well as most mobile apps. But other languages may be popular, depending on the field.

Therefore, I've put a poll on the side with the top 5, currently popular programming languages. Please let me know what you would like me to write about next. The poll will be open until the middle of October, which should be plenty of time to cast your vote. If you choose "Other" as your vote, please post in the comments what language you would like me to write about.

There are two caveats to this, however. First, if there aren't a sufficient number of votes cast, then I won't bother covering a different language. Which leads to the second caveat: I will have to learn the language to write about it. Thus, without the incentive to learn a new language (I'm not a programmer by trade), I won't bother learning it well enough to write a new book series.

I don't know how many votes will be sufficient to make me learn a new language, but I figure it will have to be several thousand. This site gets approximately 2,000 visitors per month, so if everyone casts a vote, that would be nice (of course, if everyone made a donation when they voted, that would definitely be an incentive to learn the language and get the book to market quickly).