Encodings of Logic


From The One Programming Language to Rule Them All, by Eric Girouard:

At the time of writing, “which programming language should I learn” yields 517 million search results. Each page will go on about the advantages one language has over the others, and 90% of them will end up recommending Python or JavaScript.

If I may be so bold, I would like to formally disagree with all 517 million of these results and suggest that the first programming language you should learn is logic.

Knowing how to code just doesn’t cut it anymore. The market is so saturated with bootcamp graduates that the “junior software developer” position has been wiped from existence. To succeed today, you need to know how to code and have a logical mindset to boot.


The best advice I can leave you with is to never feel ashamed of what you don’t (yet) know. As I mentioned, this industry is massive, its number of languages extreme, and the content dense. It takes a great deal of time and effort to build an understanding, even more to gain proficiency, and an immense amount more to gain mastery. I’ll let you know when I get there.


lol… still decent advice though 😂

But imo to really be considered a competent developer you should be roughly familiar with the following industry standards for character encodings:

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