After years of fruitlessly waiting for the ideal programming language to emerge, while half-heartedly coding in dozens of languages, I am again properly hacking. Now that codeacademy.com has a course in Ruby, I’m whizzing through the tutorials and have downloaded Ruby 1.9.3. Why? I’m sure there are a million clever computer sciency reasons, but I think you’ll agree that my motivation is incontestable-
Programmers look cool in movies.
Movies that make me want to write code-
The Matrix trilogy, the Mission Impossible quadrilogy, Swordfish, The Social Network, the Tron duology etc…
Lots of ologies.