Going Beyond Curly Braces
On my long flight down to Australia recently I dug into a copy of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks. I spent less than seven hours on it, but found it a worthwhile read. He takes a lightening tour through seven languages. It’s not enough to go into much depth on any them, but it is enough to get a rough feel what’s interesting about them. I’d particularly recommend it if you are just starting to explore beyond the curly-brace languages that dominate so much of current programming.
One thing I particularly appreciate about pragprog books is that you get access to electronic versions in multiple formats. This book worked very well on the Kindle, despite the small screen.