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Sprechen sie Ruby? Code is the new foreign language


Portuguese: out. Python: in.

No longer the hobby of nerds and Zuckerberg-wannabes, programming has attracted a fresh crop of young and old alike who are skipping foreign language classes to learn the language of the internet. The New York Times recently covered the phenomenon, pointing out that more people recognize the shift to a squarely tech-focused society and don’t want to be left in the dial-up ages.

In fact, the next time you think about poking fun at a computer geek, just take a look at the average salary of a programmer.

Full story at NYT.

Pick up programming.

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