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Craig Robbins24-Jun-22 1:25
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A suggestion based on my experience: Until recently I was still supporting mainframe applications written in COBOL and using DB2. Very fast, very powerful, and perfect for the hundreds of thousands of records processed in batch every night. (24/7 on call was stressful, but that's another story.)

I wanted to try other languages just to see what they were about, so I took an old problem from my college days and decided to solve it in "new" ways -- using languages I'd never learned. (example: Python)

I solved the n-queens problem: How many ways can you place n queens on an n by n chessboard such that none are attacking each other? I had to learn basic language structure and controls as well as the development environment and was able to improve my solutions through iterative improvements. First I wrote code to solve a standard 8 x 8 chessboard, then expanded to n by n. I wrote the solution in 3 different languages. Most fun I'd had programming in years.
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