Weeks 22 and 23: Programming Renaissance Man

The term renaissance man refers to someone whose expertise spans multiple areas.

True renaissance men and women are rare because it doesn’t just require a variety of knowledge. It requires expertise.

Much more common is the jack of all trades, master of none person.

If a renaissance man is someone who is an expert in multiple areas, then a jack of all trades is someone who is competent in multiple areas.

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Week 14: Bitten by Python

I have often heard that learning a second programming language is much easier than learning the first. Having just started to dabble in Python after learning a bit of JavaScript I can already confirm the truth of that statement.

Let me first say that I am by no means an expert in JavaScript. At best I am moderately competent with JS but I received a copy of The Self-Taught Programmer for Christmas and it uses Python for its coding examples.

Since I couldn’t wait to begin reading it, I have started working with Python a bit sooner than expected.

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